Ying Zi | Minghui – Ottawa, Canada
Falun Dafa practitioners in China have been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for more than 22 years, but many residents of Ottawa have chosen to stand on the side of justice and have shown their support for Falun Dafa by signing a petition to end the persecution.
Marc Dion, a local resident in Ottawa said: “It is a tough time for everybody, but I don’t think that any government has the right to stop you from believing in your faith. It’s about time that the people step up. They are talking about how every life matters. I think every life matters and we are all one. Every life is precious.”
Mr. David Mains signed the petition to support Falun Dafa. “We are balancing economics and civil rights. It is a tough balance, but I know that supporting human rights is more important,” he said.
James Stephenson signed the petition and said: “The persecution is not right. Everyone should be treated equally.”
Kristan, who works in a finance department, stated that freedom of religion should be every human’s basic right and people should not be persecuted because of it. “I support every action that protects people’s lives. Falun Dafa practitioners should have a right to believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” she said.
Chinese people quit the CCP
Chinese people passing by have realized the evil nature of the CCP. Many have voluntarily asked for help to quit the CCP and its youth organizations.
Ms. Chang, who comes from Northeastern China, said that her farmland and property were seized and taken over by CCP officials. No lawyer dared to help her family by accepting their case. More than a dozen years have passed and nothing has come about in their lawsuit. Her parents have been hiding in Tibet because they are afraid the CCP officials will seek revenge. Her mother was so upset by what happened that she now suffers from multiple diseases.
Ms. Chang said she also felt sympathetic for Falun Dafa practitioners in China. In her hometown back in the Northeast of China, many people secretly talked about forced organ harvesting, and those who knew more about the issue said that Bo Xilai (a former Chinese politician) was involved in embezzlement to bribe triad organizations to help sell human organs.
Ms. Chang quit the CCP and its youth organization using a pseudonym.
Persuading Friends to Quit the CCP
Ms. Chen’s family and her friend had held a birthday party at Britannia Park on August 22, 2021. Not only did Ms. Chen quit the CCP and its youth organizations, she also persuaded all of her friends to quit. She told a Falun Dafa practitioner that she has been following many different self-media outlets for three years and has come to realize the CCP’s evil nature.
Ms. Chen was a professor at a university in China. She said that not only does the CCP persecute Falun Dafa practitioners, they also persecute Chinese citizens. She further stated that all of the professors at her university, especially the history and politics professors, were under constant surveillance. Many government departments in China are also under strict surveillance.
Ms. Chen said that learning the English language is now being banned in China, and she felt that China is going back to the times of the Cultural Revolution.