Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners held a rally on July 24th, 2006 at Copley Square near the World Transplant Congress in Boston. They protested the CCP’s crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, and at the same time collected signatures to call on the international community to combine their efforts to stop the CCP’s atrocities in the persecution of Falun Gong. Dr. Torsten Trey from Germany stated that we cannot ignore the CCP’s atrocities.
|Falun Gong practitioners rally to call for the international community to stop the CCP’s atrocities||Dr. Torsten Trey states that we cannot ignore the CCP’s atrocities of live organ harvesting|
The organiser of the rally, Falun Gong practitioner Mary Barong, introduced the activities. She said, "Today’s activities mainly include displaying photos, passing out flyers, and collecting signatures. We also have a rally where some professionals who oppose the organs harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and crimes of genocide will make speeches. They come from medical and legal circles, social and local groups."
Mary said that Falun Gong practitioners will hold a series of activities during the WTC, with the purpose of informing people of the CCP’s crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. She said, "Our activities started on July 22nd and included a group practice, a reenactment of torture methods and a reenactment of the live organ harvesting done by the CCP, ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance’ Art Exhibit, truth clarification display boards and boards with the message ‘What Can You Do?’ At the same time, some practitioners passed out truth clarification materials and displayed photos nearby. All these activities will be held simultaneously until the Congress is over on July 27th."
Dr. Torsten Trey from Germany, who came to attend the first World Transplant Congress said at the rally, "If we ignore the systematic persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and the harvesting of their organs, when they are still alive taking place in China, it will tarnish the reputation of the world’s organ transplant field."
Dr. Trey also revealed that a surgeon for organ transplant from Tianjin told him during the conference, that his hospital is one of the three that are able to do organ transplant operations in Tianjin. They did about 2,000 liver transplants in one year. Dr. Trey said, "This number exceeds the operations done in all of Germany in one year. We cannot help but ask where the suppliers of these livers came from."
|People sign to support putting an end to the organ harvesting of living Falun Gong practitioners|
Falun Gong practitioners’ activities attracted attention from many passersby, and many signed petitions to show their support.
An African-American man signed his name on the petition cloth to show his support and said, "Any deliberate deprivation of others’ lives is wrong, including harvesting organs from unwilling living people and intentionally using fatal medicine." A Boston resident said, "No one has the right to use violence on others, we should not allow this to happen. Look at these photos depicting the brutal tortures. I support all that you are doing (to end the violence)."
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