Analysis of Video Footage of the "Tiananmen Self-Immolation"
On January 23, 2001, the Xinhua News Agency, broadcast to China and the world graphic video footage of five people going up in flames on Tiananmen Square.
A week later, CCTV, the Chinese Central Government's official TV station, televised a heartbreaking interview with Liu Siying, a 12-year-old girl who was severely burned in the incident. It was also reported that her mother, Liu Chunling, had been burned to death.
Thus began an all-out media blitz designed to demonize Falun Gong and its founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, in the eyes of the Chinese people as well as people all over the world. Soon after the news was released, the Falun Dafa Information Center in New York published a press release condemning the Xinhua News Agency for spreading unfounded, defamatory claims about Falun Gong. It also called on the Jiang regime to allow the world's media and international human rights groups to investigate this case to clarify the facts.
As of January 25, 2005, fours years have passed and no such independent investigation into the facts of the Tiananmen Self-Immolation has ever been permitted by the Chinese government. Instead, for these past four years, the Jiang regime has bombarded the Chinese people and the world with propaganda about what happened that day, and Falun Gong practitioners have not once been given a chance to respond or tell their side of the story.
But since that terrible day in 2001, a great deal of research has been undertaken by practitioners and independent investigators outside of China. One result of this research is the film, False Fire, which carefully analyzes and deconstructs original footage taken on Tiananmen Square, and in the process demonstrates large numbers of glaring inconsistencies and downright deceptions in the Chinese government's version of events. What is the conclusion of this award winning film? Far from being an attempt by Falun Gong practitioners to commit group suicide in spectacular fashion, the Tiananmen Self-Immolation incident was a carefully staged and orchestrated event designed by the Jiang regime to destroy the reputation of Falun Gong and to advance its attempt to eradicate Falun Gong.
FGMTV Video (in English):
STAGED TRAGEDY: Self-Immolation in Tiananmen Square
(00:12:35 -- Posted on Mar. 26, 2002)
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