Madrid Rally Condemns 19 Years of Persecution in China
(Minghui.org) A rally on July 14 in Madrid, Spain marked the 19th anniversary of Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful resistance to the persecution in China. Practitioners displayed the “Great Wall of Facts” on the lawn in front of the Chinese embassy, a display that was eye-catching under the baking sun. Drivers slowed down their vehicles to read the banners. Pedestrians stopped by to learn about the facts. They were shocked to learn about the human rights violations committed during the persecution. Some signed the petition calling for its end.
Human Rights lawyer Carlos Iglesias condemned the 19 years of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and advised the embassy staff members not to harm Falun Gong practitioners by following the CCP policy. He told them that the CCP had committed crimes against humanity, including torture and genocide. Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP who started the crackdown, has been sued in many countries including Spain.
Mr. Iglesias presented an option for the Chinese embassy staffers—cherish the free environment outside of China, get to know the facts about Falun Gong, and resist the CCP's persecution of kind people.
A woman stopped by and said that she had watched a documentary about organ transplants, therefore knew some facts about the persecution. She signed the petition to support Falun Gong practitioners.
A man told practitioners that he knew about the evilness of the CCP and had written to a newspaper to expose its crimes. He and his wife both signed the petition.
A woman who lived near the Chinese embassy took a photo of practitioners doing the exercises. She said that she would share the picture with a friend in Barcelona. This friend told her that she saw Falun Gong practitioners in Barcelona. The woman said she planned to share the picture and say, “They (Falun Gong practitioners) are in Madrid, too!”
Many drivers honked to express their support of Falun Gong practitioners. Some gave practitioners a thumbs up.