South Korea volunteer | Minghui
Nam Geumrang is a 77-year-old Korean Falun Dafa practitioner, who has been persisting in peacefully resisting the persecution in front of the Chinese Consulate General in South Korea for more then 20 years.
Chinese tourists can often be seen at Yongdusan Park in the Korean city of Busan. Some Chinese also voluntarily stepped forward to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
Chinese tourism started to increase starting in 2005. Dozens of buses frequently arrived at Yongdusan Park in Busan. Ms. Nam thought that this was a good opportunity to tell the Chinese people the truth.
“We raise the banners and posters up high in order for the Chinese tourists to see more clearly,” said Ms. Nam. “Some tourists point their fingers at us and curse at us, while others sitting on the bus give us a thumbs-up. We think that those who curse at us are brainwashed by the CCP. They curse at us in order to protect themselves from the CCP regime. We can feel the sincerity coming from those who support us when they are aware of the truth about Falun Dafa.”
Ms. Nam said that some Chinese tourists were moved to tears after reading the banner. She said, “There were two Chinese men crying while walking towards us one time. They came and asked to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and before leaving the two men also took some materials.”
Not long after the peaceful protest began, the Chinese Consulate began interfering and exhausted all means to harm Ms. Nam. For example, someone from the Chinese Consulate would curse at Ms. Nam in Korean, among other tactics. They also called the police and reported Ms. Nam.
Ms. Nam stated, “Peacefully protesting is legal in South Korea.” Korean police officers also told the staff members in the Chinese Consulate, “Not even the Korean president has the right to interfere with a peaceful protest.” The Chinese Consulate then stopped interfering with Ms. Nam, and the Korean police officers also treated Falun Dafa practitioners cordially.