(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Toronto gathered in Markham on June 26 for a rally and car parade that urged onlookers to “Reject the CCP and End the Persecution.”

As one of the high-tech hubs and cultural centers in the Greater Toronto area, nearly half of Markham’s population is of Chinese heritage. The event took place in the public area near Pacific Mall, the largest indoor Asian shopping mall in North America.

Ms. Liu, one of the practitioners who spoke at the rally, urged Chinese, both inside and outside of China, to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and to repeat “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to stay safe and healthy while the pandemic continues to rage across the world.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a meditation system based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. It has been persecuted by the CCP since July 1999.

But the harm the CCP is responsible for is not limited to the tens of millions of Falun Gong practitioners it has targeted in its most recent campaign of persecution. Since the CCP seized power, countless Chinese have been victimized in its numerous political campaigns. And now the CCP’s systematic cover-up of Covid-19 has led to worldwide calamity as more than 180 million people have so far been infected with the virus and over 3.9 million have died.

There is a belief in China since ancient times that “Good is rewarded and evil is punished,” explained Ms. Liu. By rejecting the CCP and supporting innocent Falun Gong practitioners, one will be blessed with health, safety, and prosperity.

Rally in front of Pacific Mall in Markham, Canada, on June 26, 2021

Forty cars participated in the car parade following the event.

Surviving the Pandemic

Mr. Liu Ren, who recovered after being infected with B.1.1.7, a variant of the virus from the United Kingdom, credited Falun Dafa for his recovery.

During the event, Mr. Liu Ren (no relation to Ms. Liu), one of the eight individuals who received certificates for quitting the CCP organizations at the rally, talked about his miraculous recovery from the coronavirus.

Mr. Liu tested positive in late January 2021 and his condition worsened by early February. It was discovered that he had been infected with B.1.1.7, a variant from the United Kingdom. He fell into a coma and spent the next 15 days on a ventilator in an intensive care unit.

“I had many dreams in those days,” Mr. Liu recalled. “I remember a practitioner told me to recite, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ I also dreamed of watching Shen Yun performances. I am very clear on how I was saved.”

One day when he was reciting the auspicious phrases the practitioner had recommended to him, he heard a doctor telling him that he would be able to return home after the tubes were removed. “At that time, I also felt that Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) said to me, ‘You will go home soon.’ Then I fell asleep again,” he said.

After being moved to a regular hospital ward, Mr. Liu was told that he could use the oxygen cannula if he didn’t feel well. But he continued to recite the phrases and recovered so quickly that the doctors were surprised. “We had planned to send you to another hospital for further treatment,” one of them said, “but your condition is so good, you can go home now.” That was March 16.

“I am here today to share this story because we should act upon our conscience and support the innocent, instead of blindly following the CCP,” concluded Mr. Liu. It was in late 2019 that he met a Falun Gong practitioner at an airport. After learning the facts about Falun Gong, he found the group exercise site at Pacific Mall, where a practitioner helped him to quit the CCP organizations. He believed his quitting the CCP in 2019 helped him survive the infection months later.

Retired Official: CCP Rotten to the Core

Ms. Yan Peixia was an official at the Bank of China before she retired. During her 30 years of working in the CCP’s banking industry, she witnessed how corrupt officials are. In fact, it has become an integral part of the CCP system that nothing can be done without corruption.

“Right now, the CCP keeps boasting about how great it is. But the reality is just the opposite,” Ms. Yan said. “Every city it builds is corrupt. Every generation it educates becomes corrupt. The only way to move forward is to separate ourselves from the regime and live cleanly.”

Ms. Yan Peixia is a retired Bank of China official.

Even before she started to practice Falun Gong, she already knew it was good. Practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people, so she could not understand why the CCP would suppress such a peaceful group. “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are universal values and they can change society for the better more than education,” she said. “It is unbelievable the CCP would persecute Falun Gong so brutally. Separating ourselves from the CCP is the only safe path.”

Passersby: The Righteous Will Prevail

One man who passed by the event said he was an artist surnamed Ge from Shanghai. After talking with a practitioner, he said the event was very good and he supported what the practitioners were doing.

After hearing about the bad things the CCP has done to innocent people, he agreed to quit the CCP. A practitioner explained to him that the divine looks at a person’s heart, so a pseudonym also works. The practitioner then suggested, “So how about you quit the CCP organizations with the name of Chenggong (success)?”

“What a coincidence!” the man exclaimed. “My real name is Ge Chenggong!”

The man said the CCP often suppresses people and that it is sinister beyond words. While working as an artist in Shanghai, he had no freedom and had to seek approval for his art. He also lamented the lack of freedom of speech. “I have known about the persecution of Falun Gong all along, so I really support this event,” he explained. “The more people that reject the CCP, the faster the regime will collapse. What you are doing is the most righteous. The righteous will prevail!”

Zhou, who is from Guangdong Province, China, had renounced his membership in the CCP regime previously. “The Party always treats people badly. Although I am not a practitioner, I support you. Persecuting innocent Falun Gong practitioners is a crime,” he added.

Manny, who is from the Philippines, lives nearby.

Manny, who lives nearby, is originally from the Philippines. He listened to the speeches and said he really agreed with them. The CCP has already infiltrated the Philippines, and now it has infiltrated the U.S. and Taiwan. He said that the religious persecution in China shows that the CCP is vicious. He agreed with the banner that read, “End the CCP.”

Supporting the Innocent

Ms. Liu said over 370 million Chinese have quit the CCP organizations.

In her speech, Ms. Liu said that everyone needs to reject the CCP. Chinese, especially, should quit the CCP organizations. In addition, by embracing one’s conscience and keeping in mind “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” one will be blessed.

“Communist regimes, especially the CCP, have harmed so many people, and anyone associated with it could face an uncertain future,” she explained. “Taking the pandemic as an example, the CCP’s cover-up and deceit caused huge losses globally. Because the CCP has destroyed traditional culture and moral values, heaven will not tolerate it.

“One example is the persecution of Falun Gong, in which millions of practitioners have been arrested, detained, and tortured. The forced organ harvesting, in particular, is a genocide and a crime against humanity, so anyone who rejects the CCP and supports innocent people like Falun Gong practitioners will be blessed and have a better future.”

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Category: Rallies & Protests