(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners gathered near the Chinese Consulate in Perth when it held a Chinese New Year reception on January 14, 2023. Many local politicians, local Chinese groups and Chinese students were invited to attend. Practitioners took the opportunity to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa and its egregious human rights violations. They peacefully protested outside the consulate, displaying banners and telling passersby about Falun Dafa and how it is persecuted in China. 

Other groups, such as Hong Kongers, Tibetans, and Uyghurs, also peacefully protested in front of the consulate. The CCP attempted to block the banners to cover up the crimes they’ve committed. However, the harder they tried to conceal them, the more attention they attracted. 

Falun Dafa practitioners display poster boards and hold banners to expose the CCP’s crimes. 

Falun Dafa practitioners held poster boards and banners to expose and condemn the CCP for its egregious violations of human rights. The banners read, “End The Evil Communist Party,” “Reject The Chinese Communist Party,” “Stop Forced Live Organ Harvesting in China,” and “Support 400 Million Chinese People Quitting CCP.” 

The CCP attempted to block people from seeing the practitioners’ truth-clarification banners and poster boards during the Chinese New Year Reception held at the Chinese consulate on January 14, 2023. 

The Chinese consulate staff panicked when they noticed practitioners’ truth-clarification banners and poster boards. Officials hired people to block practitioners’ banners while yelling, “Local officials are coming!” They quickly sent people out to hold up small Chinese flags. When that did not work, they brought out a large Chinese flag. In the end they parked vehicles in front of the practitioners’ display to preven people from talking to them or reading their banners. 

Although the Chinese Consulate staff used every means to cover up their atrocities, they couldn’t hide the truth. Not only were those people reluctant to help cover up practitioners’ banners, some of the guests accepted truth-clarification flyers and gave Falun Dafa practitioners a thumbs-up. Locals who passed by expressed their support for the protest.

Paul Mese said, “People are rejecting and protesting the CCP. This is a good sign. Communism is no longer accepted in the world. Their acts are getting more terrifying and many people are paying attention to this issue. Communism has infiltrated the international community and has spread its ideology. This is bad. The CCP is bad to its core for persecuting Falun Dafa and harvesting organs while people are alive.”

Mark, another local resident, said, “I learned about this after passing by here. From what I’ve seen here today, the CCP’s behavior is shocking and terrifying. I know that practitioners in China are being brutally persecuted. This is frightening. I support this protest. I will also sign the petition to support practitioners in ending the persecution.”

Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology, and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.

Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 24 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.