Melbourne: “Great Wall of Courage” Touches People on the Eighth Anniversary of April 25th Appeal (Photos)


April 25th, 2007 was a special day for the Australian people, because
it was the 92nd “Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day.”
It is observed annually in memory of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who
were injured and killed during the two world wars. This day was also the eighth
anniversary for the ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners in mainland China
who gathered at the Appeals Bureau near Zhongnanhai, headquarters of the central
government. Practitioners in Melbourne held a series of activities to demonstrate
the goodness and peacefulness of Falun Gong to tourists and citizens who took
part in the commemorative activities on ANZAC Day. People were shocked at the
brutal persecution that Falun Gong practitioners have been suffering in China.
Falun Gong practitioners' great deeds of countering the persecution over
the past eight years of hardships and tribulations, have touched the world's
people.


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Falun Gong practitioners' “Great Wall of Courage”
activity attracted many people who came to learn the truth


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Falun Gong practitioners' “Great Wall of Courage”
activity attracts many people who came to learn the truth


High Resolution Picture


A candlelight vigil was held in front of the Chinese Consulate
to commemorate Falun Gong practitioners who have died as a result of the CCP's
persecution


In the morning, Melbourne Falun Gong practitioners came to the famous tourist
spot Fitzroy Garden to do the exercises. Many tourists from China were there,
and they took pictures of the practitioners.


From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the practitioners held a “Great Wall of
Courage” activity on the Prince Bridge where there was often a stream of
tourists downtown. Practitioners held truth clarification banners beside the
bridge. People passing by mostly were army men and veterans. Many people said
that it was very significant that the Falun Gong practitioners held an activity
on such a special day. Many people took the initiative to sign the petition to
oppose the persecution, and said that they would tell more people about things
happening in China.


An elderly man read the information on the banners and wanted to donate money
to help counter the persecution. Practitioners expressed sincere gratitude for
his righteous support but politely declined his donation. Another older military
officer said that he was a regular reader of the Epoch Times newspaper. He said
the paper was very good, and we should provide opportunities for more people to
read the newspaper, because one was unable to read news about China in many
other newspapers. He also said that the Epoch Times also helped him gain a
deeper understanding of the CCP. He believed that people should not make a
distinction between races and nations; so long as they are good people, we
should support them. Therefore everybody should help each other to stop the bad
people from doing evil.


In the evening, practitioners held a candlelight vigil in front of the
Chinese Consulate, in memory of fellow practitioners in mainland China who have
died as a result of the CCP's persecution.

Posting date: 27/Apr/2007
Original article date: 27/Apr/2007
Category: Australian News

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