(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Montreal, Canada held a rally in Chinatown on August 15, 2020, to draw attention to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing persecution of Falun Gong. They called on people to renounce the CCP for its crimes against humanity.
The rally was held in Sun Yat-sen Park at 2 p.m. Practitioners recounted the CCP’s crimes against the Chinese people as well as people around the world. They exhibited the CCP’s atrocities of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and its cover-up of the coronavirus pandemic.
The banners read, “CCP Is the Root of the Pandemic,” “CCP Killed 80 Million People in 70 Years,” and “Quit the CCP, Youth League and Young Pioneers to Be Safe.”
Annie, a local resident, said that practitioners were doing a great thing. “The pandemic isn’t the Chinese people’s fault. All of these things are caused by the CCP,” she said.
Lraisa, another resident, said, “Down with the CCP!” She had been following news about human rights and learned about the CCP’s crimes, including its persecution of Falun Gong. She said the Chinese government was completely different from other governments. “It has persecuted the Chinese people systematically. Its social credit system subtracts points if you do something the government doesn’t like. Once you are put in a certain category, you won’t be able to get a passport, or your children won’t be able to go to good schools. It’s a Fascist government.”
A young man from Hong Kong talked with a practitioner for a long time. He initially had a hard time believing such a cruel persecution was actually happening. The practitioner explained that the CCP’s tight control over information made people afraid of listening to the truth and that Falun Gong practitioners risk their lives to expose the CCP’s crimes. When the young man thought about the CCP’s behavior in Hong Kong, he realized the persecution was true. He thanked the practitioner for telling him about what is going on in China.
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