Finland: Rally to Support 21 Million Withdrawals from the CCP and its Related Organisations

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On May 12th, 2007, the Finnish Service Centre for Quitting the CCP held a rally and a parade in Helsinki's Central Square to support the twenty-one million withdrawals from the CCP in China. People from many Nordic countries participated in the event, which attracted a lot of tourists and local people’s attention.

A Finnish MP: "The CCP does not allow its people to obtain information from the outside"

Outi Alanko-Kahiluodon, an MP from the Finnish Green Party, gave a speech. She said that, in Nordic countries, all the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), even those who oppose the government, are receiving equal and proper treatment. They could even obtain financial support from the government. However, this kind of idea of democracy can only be a dream in China. In China human rights upholders can be jailed only because of upholding their basic human rights. Those people who stepped forwards to oppose the Chinese government’s human rights violation are imprisoned in jails in China. All the controversial voices are suppressed; the CCP constrains all the people within the national border, the Internet is blockaded, people’s daily life activities is monitored, even the web-site of our Green Party Youth Organisation is blockaded by the CCP as well. Perhaps the Chinese regime considers the ideas of supporting human rights, making the environment green and opposing autarchy as a threat to its political power.

Finish MP Outi Alanko-Kahiluodon

She also said, the roles played by our people in democrat countries are to give hope to people in difficulty, listen to the voices from different people in different places in the world, and pay attention to the situations of lacking democracy and respect human rights. In other words, we should make our society fairer, just, democratic, support freedom of speech, and the freedom of media; it is the foundation of a successful society.

The representative of the Swedish NGO condemned the CCP’s crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners

A representative from the Swedish NGO, SHRIC, expressed that, right before the Olympic Games; the CCP started an even crazier suppression against those dissidents and let them disappear. This makes the human rights in China even worse. She also condemned the CCP’s crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. She said, “If a nation wants to be prosperous, the most important thing is to respect human rights, let the people speak without fear, and allow free thinking, instead of controlling everything by all means at their disposal.

An eighteen year-old Chinese student appeals to rescue her father being persecuted by the CCP

Sunny, an eighteen year old Chinese student in Finland participated in the rally; she said to a reporter that, in March of this year, her father Zhang Weijie was kidnapped by the CCP just because he practices Falun Gong. In order to find her father, her mother begged for helps all around, and finally she was informed that her father has been imprisoned in a brainwashing centre.

Sunny said, "My whole family are very worried about it. Because the CCP’s crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners has been exposed to the public, and this is real. In my hometown, Wuhan, there is an organ transplant centre, so we are worried about that my father may suffer the same type of murder". She appealed to the Finnish government and all circles to help to rescue her father who is in danger.

The parade supporting quitting the CCP moved people’s hearts

After the rally, the parade started. Police vehicles cleared the traffic, the parade was lead by the waist-drum group with the traditional Chinese costumes, followed by different banners and placards supporting the withdrawals from the CCP and the parade was proceeded through the centre of Helsinki.

On the day, it was also the final of 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, many people from Nordic countries who love music also came to Helsinki to experience the moment of the competition result coming out. So there were huge numbers of people in the city centre. The parade with joyful drumming for celebrating the tide of quitting the CCP in China attracted a lot of people to watch.

Having seen the big banners and understood that it was supporting the withdrawals from the CCP, people applauded with thumbs-up: “what you have done is very good!” some western people who just learned a few Chinese words said to the Chinese practitioners who were distributing the leaflets: “Hao (means good), Hao!”

A man from Eastern Europe shouted: “I was imprisoned by the Communist Party for two years, I really hated it!”

A young Chinese person said, “This is really spectacular; people in China have no chance to know this.” Along the route of the parade, many people took photos of the parade.

At the final destination of the parade, a big coach with full of tourists from Mainland China stopped there by chance, the big banners indicating that over twenty one million Chinese people have withdrawn from the CCP and various truth materials presented in front of those Chinese tourists. Even though some Chinese tourists did not dare to accept material openly because of the threats from the CCP, but the unforgettable scene of the parade must have stirred their hearts deeply.

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