Taiwan: Over Two Thousand Practitioners Call for an End to the Persecution During Events at Sun Moon Lake (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Chen Yunlin, chairman of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) was scheduled to visit Sun Moon Lake on December 24, 2009. Falun Gong practitioners arrived there early in the morning and displayed banners reading "Stop the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong," and "Falun Dafa is good" at the entrance to the park and major piers. They did this so that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials and tourists could learn the facts about Falun Gong.
Practitioners speak with tourists about Falun Gong and the persecution near different piers
Many tourists view displays exposing the persecution
A practitioner talks to tourists about Falun Gong
On December 24, 2009, more than 1,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered on the piers from early morning to dusk. They did the exercises and spoke with tourists about Falun Gong and the persecution, catching the attention of many tourists, who told the practitioners that they wanted to learn about Falun Gong. Chinese tourists in groups passed by the practitioners and took photos.
Banners reading "Stop the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong," and "Falun Dafa is good" are everywhere on De Hua Pier
Falun Gong banners are everywhere on the piers
Huge banners were displayed around the piers, hung on railings on both sides of the aisle, the shore and pavilion near the lake. The banners conveyed the messages, "Falun Dafa is good," and "CCP high-ranking officials Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Bo Xilai, Jia Qinglin and Wu Guanzheng were indicted in Spain." A practitioner said that they called upon everybody to work together to stop the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.
A practitioner from Chiayi said, "We call upon people from all walks of life to work together to stop the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong in a peaceful and rational manner. Today we have the Divine Land Marching Band, the Flag and Drum Team, and the Waist Drum Team, entirely composed of Falun Gong practitioners. We hope that people can hear Falun Gong practitioners' voices from their hearts."
There were also photo displays exposing the persecution. Many tourists looked at the displays attentively. A group of students saw the reenactment of the CCP's torture of Falun Gong practitioners and found it shocking. A practitioner explained to them about the magnificence of Falun Dafa and the CCP's evil nature.
A practitioner explains to tourists about the persecution in front of the reenactment of the torture methods that the CCP employed to abuse practitioners in China
Foreigners are eager to learn the facts about Falun Gong
Practitioners spread out to every corner of the piers, talking to people about the persecution. Some practitioners drove their cars, on which they hung display boards to expose the CCP's gross abuse and torture of practitioners, slowly moving along the business district. A citizen who used to work in media stood in front of the displays and told a practitioner, "What you are doing is right. The mainland media is blocked by the CCP, the people have no way to learn about the persecution of Falun Gong." He sighed with emotion, "The CCP is inhumane, and does not abide by the law."
More than 1,000 practitioners did the meditation on De Hua Pier, calling for an end to the persecution
A practitioner in her 70s hands out informational materials about Falun Gong
Among practitioners was a grandmother in her 70s from Kaohsiung. She stood in the crowd and handed out information about Falun Gong. She has cultivated Falun Gong for seven years, and is often invited to teach the Falun Gong exercises. She said that she had suffered from many illnesses before, and doctors said no medicine could cure her genetic blood disorder (thalassemia), but several months into her practice of Falun Gong, her illnesses disappeared.
Practitioners hold up banners and call out loudly, "Stop the persecution," when the CCP officials' fleet appears in the lake
At dusk, news spread that Chen Yunlin canceled his scheduled boat tour around Sun Moon Lake. Instead, his wife, Chiang Pin-kung, chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation and his wife and representatives from China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, took the boat to sight-see the lake. When the boats appeared in the lake, a group of Falun Gong practitioners held up banners and called out loudly, "Falun Dafa is good," "Stop the persecution of Falun Gong." The voices of justice spread far and wide.