Changhua, Taiwan: Parade and Rally Call for an End to the Persecution of Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Falun Gong's peaceful resistance to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution, Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, practitioners in mid-Taiwan held a rally and parade in Changhua on July 14, 2019. They called for an end to the persecution, and mourned their fellow practitioners who had died because of the persecution. Politicians and supporters from all walks of life attended the rally to express their support.
Politicians Speak at the Rally
Mr. Wei Ming-ku, former Magistrate of Changhua County and Legislator Mr. Chiu Chien-fu, former Changhua City Mayor Hsu Chih-hung, and members of the Changhua County Council Yang Miao-Yueh, Li Cheng-chi and Kuo Yen-ling, Rotary Club Director Mr. Ji Qingtang, Fuxing Township Chief Mr. Jiang Yandeng, and others attended the rally and called for international society to help stop the atrocities and bring the persecutors to justice.
Mr. Wei Ming-ku said, “The principles of Falun Gong, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, have played a positive role in our society and should be supported by governments. Falun Gong practitioners' contribution has been widely recognized around the world.”
Mr. Chiu Chien-fu said, “The Chinese Communist Party has persecuted Falun Gong for 20 years. I call on all people of conscience worldwide to condemn the CCP's persecution, and demand accountability for harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. We support Falun Gong with our concrete actions and hope to end the persecution as soon as possible.”
The chairman of the Taichung City Medical Association Shih-San Chang said, “As everyone knows, Falun Gong improves health and uplifts morals. The Chinese Communist Party's organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners has exposed the party's brutal nature.”
He went on to say, “Why did the CCP persecute Falun Gong? It is afraid of the sheer number of people who practice Falun Gong. It is afraid of the strength of the people who are united as one body. Its violations of human rights can't be tolerated. Such a regime should lose its power.”
Other speakers at the rally praised Falun Gong for safeguarding human rights, exposing the nature of the CCP, and encouraging people to cultivate based on the Falun Gong principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Parade Enjoyed by Spectators
A large parade of about three-and-a-half kilometers started at Lukang Stadium, winding its way through the busiest streets in Lukang and passing by the History Museum. People along the streets, including tourists from mainland China, accepted informational Falun Gong fliers. Practitioners collected signatures along the parade route, calling for an end to the persecution. Many people approached practitioners to sign the petition.
Upon hearing about the CCP's atrocity of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, many people said that such an evil power must be eliminated. They admired Falun Gong practitioners for their unyielding spirit in the face of violence.
Spectators gave Falun Gong practitioners thumbs-up and called out, “You are the best!” “You have brought hope to us!” “Down with the Communist Party!” “Go Falun Gong!”