Falun Gong practitioners and Tuidang volunteers in South Korea held a series of events in Seoul on July 20 to raise awareness of the persecution in China.
During the main rally, Wu Shilie, spokesperson for the Korean Falun Dafa Association stated “Former head of the Chinese Communist Party Jiang Zemin claimed that he would eradicate Falun Gong in three months when the persecution began in 1999. He ordered the 610 Office to ‘destroy Falun Gong practitioners financially, ruin their reputations, and eliminate them physically,’”
Businessman Zhao Chengji often travels between China and Korea. He said he knew about the persecution in China and he feels that holding similar events across the globe will help end the persecution. “Those in today’s activities are remarkable!” he exclaimed.
Chinese Spectators Quit the Party
Wang Rui, a tourist from mainland China, said, “The media is full of lies under the communist rule in China. People don’t have freedom of belief. The Buddhist and Taoist temples are supposed to be quiet places for cultivation but have turned into money-making venues. Chinese society is rotten at its roots. If people don’t have belief, they don’t have hope.
Chen Jie and Zhang Jie are Chinese students studying in Korea. They were surprised to see the march. “We cannot see this in China,” they said. They also quit the communist organizations that they had previously joined.
“My father is still practicing Falun Gong. He hasn’t wavered his belief. If only he could be here to see the march with his own eyes!” said a tourist from Henan Province. He teared up as he watched the march.
He continued, “My father is a very good man. The police came to our home to take him away many times because of his belief. I lived in fear; I didn’t know if I would lose my father again one day. Our neighbors didn’t know the facts of the persecution due to the lies of the [government] propaganda. They were cold to us.”