A march called for abandoning the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and ending the persecution of Falun Gong was held downtown Toronto.
The march was led by the Tian Guo Marching Band and also featured a Falun Gong exercise demonstration and waist drum team.
Another rally was held near the parade route and many attendees turned to watch and applaud the Falun Gong march.
Carmen Croz Denys, a senior baker from El Salvador who immigrated to Canada over 30 years ago, accepted a flyer from a practitioner while watching the march.
“I finally found it,” she said, “I have been looking for this. I saw people practicing Falun Gong in a park. They looked peaceful and happy.”
“Look, they are so happy and energetic,” she said, pointing at the waist drum team.
“I also know they [Falun Gong practitioners] suffer severe persecution in China. They are imprisoned and tortured. I read in the news that some are subjected to live organ harvesting. The persecution must stop. The CCP should end. It is too cruel.”
The CCP’s Impact on the World and Canada Is Detrimental
Max Wagman, an accountant, and his girlfriend Lillian Li watched the Falun Gong march. They signed the petition calling for the disintegration of the CCP.
Mr. Wagman said that the CCP’s influence on global politics was negative. The CCP has a poor human rights record. It persecutes minorities.
Kevin immigrated from the United Kingdom to Canada decades ago. He was concerned about the CCP’s influence.
“Many people are indifferent because of the pandemic. Or some people don’t care about these things when they are old. But I don’t think this is right. Otherwise, how can people know the truth, especially the cause of the pandemic? If you didn’t tell me it’s because of the CCP cover-up, I wouldn’t know it. Thank you for your efforts!”
A Chinese Family Renounces the CCP Organizations
Xiangba, who immigrated to Canada from Tibet, was watching the march with his wife, children, brother, and sister. When he learned about the purpose of the march, he was pleased and decided to renounce his membership in the Chinese Communist Party.
“I joined the CCP, but I found this Party is too evil. I don’t like it. I love traditional Chinese culture,” he said.
“The rapid spread of the coronavirus across the world is due to the CCP’s disinformation and deception. It deceives the Chinese and the whole world. It claims freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and human rights. But there is no such freedom in China. This is the reason I renounce it,” he said.
His wife, brother, and sister all also renounced their memberships in the CCP Youth League and Young Pioneers.