On Sunday February 19th, an event was held in Edinburgh to expose the brutal history of the Chinese Communist Party as well as some of the recent crimes that the CCP has committed against the Chinese people inside and outside of China. Scottish Falun Gong practitioners attended the event.
Despite the rain and cold at the outset the practitioners were not put off and handed out many leaflets exposing the CCP’s crimes.
Soon the rain stopped and a steady flow of passers-by took leaflets and signed the petition to support a global relay hunger strike in protest of the persecution of Falun Gong. The hunger strike was initiated by Gao Zhicheng, a human rights lawyer in China, whose law firm was shut down by the CCP after he wrote a respectful letter to the leaders of China defending the rights of persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. He subsequently narrowly escaped assassination after he publicly quit the CCP.
Falun Gong practitioners inside and outside China have been working tirelessly to expose, through peaceful means, the abhorrent persecution, to stop the killing and torture of innocent people and to restore the reputation of the core principles of Falun Gong, Truthfulness – Compassion – Tolerance.
The event also marked more than eight million brave Chinese people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This historic movement to quit the CCP, never before seen in China, and gathering momentum for over a year, has been occurring since the Chinese people have been waking up to the true history of the CCP, coming to realise the extent of the CCP’s wanton violence, disrespect for the rights of the Chinese people and discovering the horror of more than 2,800 deaths of Falun Gong practitioners from torture. This movement was initiated by the publication of “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party” by The Epoch Times.
A notice board highlighting some recent crimes of the CCP also included:
A Falun Gong practitioner and IT technical officer of The Epoch Times was bound and beaten by Asian men in his home and highly confidential material was stolen.
A UK Falun Gong practitioner was assaulted while she was meditating in peaceful protest opposite the Chinese Embassy in London by a Chinese man who came out of the Embassy.
One Scottish man who stopped to sign the petition had spent four months in China. He felt it was shocking that websites about human rights and Falun Gong were prohibited in China and said that he had been aware of the lack of freedom of speech and belief when he was in China and found it sinister.
He commended the fact that this activity put the spotlight on the CCP’s crimes.
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