Philadelphia: Practitioners Mark 340 Million Withdrawals from Communist Organizations
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners from Philadelphia recently celebrated 340 million Chinese people withdrawing from the communist organizations by holding truth clarification activities in Chinatown on September 22, 2019. They gave speeches and distributed informational flyers to inform people of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, especially its harvesting of organs from living practitioners.
People in Chinatown witnessed the activities and learned of the CCP crimes. Thirty-six Chinese quit the CCP, the Youth League, and Young Pioneers during the event. Several people praised practitioners for their rational and peaceful resistance to the CCP persecution. Many encouraged them by saying, “I support you!” “Keep up with your great effort!”
Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) Representative Dr. Jessica Russo gave a speech, exposing the CCP's atrocity of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. She quoted findings from research which has been conducted over the past ten years. The research revealed that living Falun Gong practitioners and political dissidents were the sources for the large-scale organ transplant industry in China. Matching organs were found within a couple of weeks or even a few days, while it usually takes two years or longer in the U.S. Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in China have been imprisoned and killed for their organs.
Dr. Russo pointed out that an independent international China Tribunal in London reached their final judgment, “The Tribunal’s members are certain – unanimously, and sure without a shadow of a doubt – that forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has been practiced for a substantial period of time involving a very substantial number of victims in China.” Dr. Russo called for all people to step up and help stop the CCP's organ-harvesting atrocity.
Falun Gong practitioner Mrs. Liu has been helping people quit communist organizations in China and the U.S. for over ten years. She gave a speech and shared her personal experience of witnessing how the Chinese people have awakened.
She recently told a Chinese tourist about the CCP's crimes. The tourist completely agreed with what she said and decided to quit the communist organizations. He said, “I admire your courage to tell people these facts! Falun Gong practitioners in China risk their lives to tell people the truth! They are indeed admirable!” The man told her that the tour guide didn't allow tourists to talk to practitioners. He said, “The guide is watching me as I talk to you, but I'm not afraid, even if they throw me into prison.” He shook hands with Mrs. Liu before he left and said, “Thank you! Thanks to all of you!”
Another time, a Chinese man accepted the flyer Mrs. Liu gave him. She asked if he had heard about quitting the communist organizations. He said, “Yes, I know. I'm a member of the CCP. I have even worked as a Party branch secretary, but I know the CCP is doomed! I would like to quit it today.”
He added, “Many corrupt officials have been arrested, but corruption will continue to happen if the political climate continues to make room for it. As long as the Party's nature stays the same, China won't do well. I have lost hope in the Communist Party. That's why I’ve decided to quit it!”
Falun Gong practitioners' activities received encouragement from people of all different races and backgrounds. A man named Faris, who had come to the U.S. for training, was appalled to hear about the CCP’s organ harvesting. He suggested Falun Gong practitioners use banners in different languages and spread the news on a larger scale.