Chicago: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Events to Honor Those Who Died During the 20 Year Long Persecution
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners held events in Chicago to honor practitioners who have died as a result of the persecution. On August 3, 2019 they held a march through Chinatown to mark the 20th anniversary of peacefully protesting the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution. On July 20, 1999 the former head of the communist regime Jiang Zemin ordered the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
The Minghui website has confirmed the deaths of over four thousand Falun Gong practitioners due to the persecution throughout the past 20 years. However, the actual number is suspected to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith. There is concrete evidence that the CCP is an active participant in the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.
Practitioners from 11 states including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois participated in the march, which kicked off at noon. It was Saturday and Chinatown was bustling with people who came to shop and enjoy the beautiful weather. Many spectators stopped to watch the beautiful lotus float, Tang waist drum team and colorful banners and took photos or videos.