Montreal, Canada: Restoring the Historical Truth, Exposing the CCP Lies (Photos)
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Montreal, Canada assembled at 1:00-4:00 p.m. on April 22, 2012 to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal. Zhongshan Park in Chinatown was unusually quiet, and the usual high-volume music from local businesses could not be heard, as Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful exercise music filled the air. People quietly viewed and pondered in front of truth clarification display boards, and from their facial expressions, it could be seen that they were appalled by the brutality of the persecution.
Witness to the April 25 Peaceful Appeal and the CCP's Brutal Persecution of Falun Gong
Ms. Chen participated in the April 25, 1999 Peaceful Appeal in China. She said that the Jiang Zemin clique distorted the truth, labeling Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful appeal as “besieging Zhongnanhai,” which housed the living quarters and offices of the CCP's top leaders. Jiang then used this lie as one of the reasons to launch the 13-year persecution.
“I have cultivated Falun Gong for 15 years,” said Ms. Chen, “Since the persecution started in 1999, I have been arrested twice and subjected to forced labor for two years in 2002 and two and a half years in 2004. When I was held in the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp, the guards deprived me of sleep, causing me to suffer high blood pressure. They forced me to take injections and medications as a mean of torture. They forced me to take medicine seven times a day, a total of several dozen pills. As a result, my head became swollen, my eyes were dazzled, my ears roared, my hearing declined sharply, and my body became extremely exhausted. But I was still forced to do labor for about 14 hours per day.”
“Today, I'm fortunate to be here in Canada and to have obtained freedom. But in China, tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners are still under high pressure due to the persecution. I hereby call upon government officials and the general public to help stop the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong immediately.”
Chinese People Quit the CCP Organizations After Becoming Aware of the Truth
Mr. Liu and Mr. Chen, who immigrated to Canada six years ago, stopped in front of display boards and viewed the information for a long time before they decided to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Mr. Chen said, “I knew many Falun Gong practitioners in China. They are very kind. I have no idea why the CCP persecutes Falun Gong.”
Mr. Chen told a story of his friend's family. He said, “My friend is a 15-year-old girl. Her parents were arrested for practicing Falun Gong. Her father was beaten to death because he said that he would continue practicing Falun Gong.”