(Minghui.org) Using posters and a live reenactment, Falun Gong practitioners at the Taipei Railway Station on October 24, 2015 sought to raise awareness of the fact that Falun Gong practitioners in China are being killed for their organs.
Many residents and tourists who passed by signed petitions calling for an end to the brutality and supporting the lawsuits being filed against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin.
Ever since Jiang started the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, practitioners have been arrested, detained, beaten, imprisoned, and tortured. The harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, in particular, has garnered widespread attention since it was made public in 2006.
The busiest train station in Taiwan, Taipei Station is located at the center of the city's business district where many office buildings, financial firms, and educational institutions are located. Passersby read posters, took materials, and spoke with practitioners to learn more.
Mr. Rogelio from the Philippines said he had heard about Falun Gong and the suppression in China. In his opinion, live organ harvesting was “immoral” and “against humanity.”
When Mr. Rogelio heard that Jiang was responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong and that over 190,000 Chinese residents have recently filed criminal complaints against him, he signed a petition to support their efforts. His girlfriend also signed a petition after he talked to her.
“This is probably the most important thing we have done since we came here on vacation several days ago,” said Mr. Rogelio.
Tourists from Australia, Japan, and Singapore also signed petitions of support. Lai, Zhao, and Lee from South Korea talked with practitioners as they waited for other members in their tour group. All of them signed petitions to support the practitioners.
Pointing at a poster, Lee said their signatures were important, “We have to do our best to bring these orphans home.”
Mr. Amro from Jordan had never before heard about Falun Gong. He read the posters and listened to a practitioner explaining about Falun Gong and the suppression in China. He signed a petition and said that such crimes were "horrible." “Nobody should tolerate live organ harvesting.”
Many local residents also showed their support. Ms. Hsu, an accountant at a nearby firm, said her friend had already told her about the live organ harvesting. “A government is supposed to protect its people and their property. How could those in power abuse the police force and justice system to mistreat an innocent group like Falun Gong?!”
As she signed a petition, Ms. Hsu said that no one had the right to harm others, “Let alone tragedies like organ harvesting. Jiang will be brought to justice—that's for sure.”
Mr. Zeng works in Taoyuan City near Taipei. While waiting for a friend at the train station, he told a practitioner that he had heard about the suppression on Facebook.
When the practitioner thanked him for signing the petition, Mr. Zeng replied, “My conscience told me to do it. No one should allow this [live organ harvesting] to continue.”
Mr. Zhang asked many questions. He has a business in China and often travels there. He had occasionally heard negative comments about Falun Gong while he was there.
As a practitioner explained how the Chinese Communist Party defamed Falun Gong with fabricated stories, including the staged self-immolation on Tiananmen Square, tears filled Mr. Zhang's eyes.
“Thank you so much for telling me this,” he said as he signed a petition. “Now I fully understand what happened. I have to do my part to help.”