United States: Hu Arrives in Seattle - Falun Gong Calls for an End to the Persecution and to Bring Chief Perpetrators to Justice

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On the morning of April 18th, 2006, the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime and his entourage arrived in Seattle. In order to protest and condemn the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong, and demand an end to the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners unfurled banners at the places where Hu passed by, including intersections at the Boeing Airport, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, and the Microsoft Company. The banners included, "Bring Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang to Justice," "Demand that the CIPFG be Allowed to Investigate China's Forced Labour Camps for Truth," "Strongly Condemn the Barbaric Atrocities of Harvesting Organs from Live Falun Gong Practitioners in China's Forced Labour Camps," "Urgently Call for an End to the CCP's Nazi-like Atrocities," and "Heaven will Eliminate the CCP."

On the morning of April 18th, head of the CCP Hu Jintao arrives in Seattle - Falun Gong calls for an end to the persecution and bringing the chief perpetrators to justice

Boeing Airport is located in Everett, north of Seattle. At around 11:00 a.m., Hu's group left the airport via the west side entrance instead of the front gate. They passed by the Falun Gong practitioners' protests. The practitioners shouted out loud, "Falun Dafa is Great," "Seriously Punish Jiang Zemin," "Heaven will Eliminate the CCP, Quit the CCP to Save Yourself," and "Stop Persecuting Falun Gong."

Falun Gong practitioner Su from Vancouver said that the protest was to let Hu know that the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong as well as the CCP's havesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, and later cremating their bodies to destroy the evidence, are intolerable. At the same time, Falun Gong practitioners demanded that the CCP open all forced labour camps, prisons and hospitals where Falun Gong practitioners have been incarcerated, to allow the "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" (CIPFG) to conduct a complete investigation into the persecution of Falun Gong and collect evidence.

A western Falun Gong practitioner Arron Nelson, who drove fifteen hours from San Francisco to Seattle to participate in the protest activities, said that it has been known to the public that Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted in China. Hu must have learned the facts. The persecution of Falun Gong must be stopped.

Falun Gong practitioners protest the persecution outside Hu Jintao's hote

Immediately stop the atrocities of harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners in forced labour camps and prisons

In downtown Seattle, outside the Fairmont Olympic Hotel where Hu's group would stay, before their arrival, a middle-aged Chinese person in a black jacket holding a mike, ordered some pro-communist people to hold banners to stand on the road to try to block Falun Gong practitioners' banners. He was later stopped by the police and compelled to leave the site.

Some pro-communists even knocked down a police bicycle, which prompted many more police officers to force them to leave the area where Falun Gong practitioners were holding banners, thus preventing them from making trouble.

Pro-communists attempt to block Falun Gong practitioners' banners and signs with their flags, but the police stop them

Witnesses were very angry, and said that the Chinese people holding the blood-red flags were too barbaric, and that it is completely unacceptable in America. This is a place of democracy and freedom.

Falun Gong practitioner Zhang Xuerong said that American law protects freedom of speech. The brutal persecution and murder of Falun Gong practitioners are still ongoing in China, but under the CCP's tyrannical rule, Falun Gong practitioners in China have been completely silenced (unable to make their voice heard.) This time, as the head of the CCP comes to visit, it is time for him to learn about Falun Gong practitioners' concerns. When those people tried to block Falun Gong practitioners, and prevent Hu from seeing the messages on the banners, they have violated American law.

At about 11:45 a.m. Hu's motorcade passed in front of the protesting group. Many people sitting inside the cars looked at messages on the banners through the windows.

Seattle practitioner Pan Hui said that Falun Gong practitioners would continue their protest activities until Hu left. During the time, many Seattle people accepted Falun Gong truth clarification flyers and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party [An Epoch Times publication disclosing the history and nature of the CCP. See Nine Commentaries for more information]. They also learned that nearly 10 million Chinese people have quit the CCP since the Nine Commentaries was published. At the same time, many people signed the petition to support Falun Gong practitioners' efforts to stop the persecution.

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