Cai Ju | Minghui.org [caption id="attachment_3299" align="alignleft" width="300"] The rally congratulate 200 million people who have withdrawn their memberships in the CCP (Minghui)[/caption] A rally was held in Flushing, NY in April to commemorate the peaceful demonstration of Falun gong practitioners in Beijing on April 25, 1999. The rally also congratulated 200 million Chinese who chose to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This movement, also known as Tuidang, started in 2004 when the Epoch Times newspaper first published the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Charles Lee, spokesperson for the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party, said the Tuidang movement is accelerating. “When the Nine Commentaries was first published, the number of people quitting the party every day was relatively small. Later, it gained speed and became about 50,000 per day. Now it is more than 100,000 per day.” The chairwoman of the center, Yi Rong, considered this moment a process of spiritual awareness and spiritual awakening. “More and more people begin to realize the nature of the CCP and Marxism. By relating history and their personal experience to what is described in the Nine Commentaries, Chinese people came to understand the severity of the harm communism has brought to humankind. That’s why they embrace their conscience and choose to cut ties with the Party.” She specifically thanked Falun Gong practitioners, along with other volunteers inside China and overseas, for their hard work.