Zhang Yun | Minghui
Groups of Falun Gong practitioners and Tuidang volunteers can often be seen at Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto. As one of the oldest urban parks in North America, it is a well-known historic site that attracts a large number of tourists from Europe and also from China.
“Recently, there have been many tour groups,” said practitioner Ms. Wang. One group from Belgium was excited to see the practitioners. Each member of the group picked up a pamphlet and took a group photo with a banner reading “Falun Dafa is good.”
Retired Chinese Government Official Quit the CCP
Mr. Sun, a retired government official from Henan Province in China, came with his family. As Ms. Zhang, a Tuidang volunteer began to tell him about crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Mr. Sun raised his fist to hit her before his daughter stopped him. Ms. Zhang said calmly, “Please, first listen to me. I am a volunteer, and I am telling you this for your own good. You are the first one who has done this to me, but have you thought about why we continue to stand here and do this? It is because we are concerned about you and care about your future.”
They continued talking, and Ms. Zhang explained how the Communist Party defamed Falun Gong using fabricated cases, such as the self-immolation hoax on Tiananmen Square. accusing Falun Gong practitioner of suicide They also discussed the state-sanctioned killing of practitioners for their organs in China. Mr. Sun was moved to tears and said, “How can something like this happen in China?!”
Upon learning that Ms. Zhang was nearly 70, Mr. Sun and his family were surprised. “Now I have seen with my own eyes how good Falun Gong is,” said Mr. Sun. His family agreed to quit the Communist Party.
Chinese Students Spread the Message
Luan and Gao, two Chinese studying at the University of Toronto, talked with the volunteers and both decided to withdraw from the Communist Party. Gao asked for a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and took some pamphlets. “I know some other Chinese students on campus, and I will give these to them,” he said.
Ms. Wang, a Chinese Canadian working in downtown Toronto, recorded video of the scene and all the posters the practitioners displayed. She had previously talked to her parents about the Chinese Communist Party’s violent campaigns, but they have not agreed to quit the Party yet.
“Both of them are Party members, and I really do not want them to sink with the regime. Hopefully these videos will help change their attitude,” she said. “They are my parents, so I have to do this.”