Taiwan: Local Citizens Support the Peaceful Resistance of the Persecution (Photos)

(Clearwisdom.net) On July 17, Falun Gong practitioners from Taitung, Taiwan, held a series of activities to peacefully resist the persecution in China, including group exercises, a candlelight vigil and passing out truth-clarifying materials. The activities attracted many local citizens, as well as Chinese tourists.

Group exercises

Chinese tourists watch a Falun Gong truth-clarifying film

Group exercises along the Chiben River, a famous tourist spot

Candlelight vigil on the banks of the Chiben River

In the morning, practitioners demonstrated the exercises in front of the train station, and played truth-clarifying films. Many Chinese tourists watched them. Some were shocked by the brutality of the persecution, which is being covered up in China. They asked for more detailed information about the persecution, and more materials for their friends and family in China. Many Chinese tourists took photos of the group exercises.

Mr. Lin, a local practitioner, said that many Taiwanese thought that the Chinese Communist Party had changed, but actually the human rights violations, notably the persecution of Falun Gong, are still going on in China.

Ms. Yang, a local citizen, was shocked by the organ harvesting. She said: “We have heard that it is really cheap to have organ transplants in China. We were wondering how they had so many organs available. Now I know the truth. Harvesting organs is inhumane.” Ms. Yang believes that everyone should step up to help stop the persecution. “Being quiet is helping the evil,” she said.

At night, practitioners held a candlelight vigil, commemorating those who have been tortured to death during the persecution.

Posting date: 7/21/2011
Category: Community Events
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