By a practitioner from Australia
On Mr. After Ms. Chen Hong, a Falun Gong practitioner, is taking part Five practitioners, including Ms. Chen One of the tasks of the van tour was to collect signatures Practitioners found that the citizens in these
October 4, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners from Sydney and Canberra started a van
tour to clarify
the truth of the persecution against Falun Gong to people in the small towns
along the coast north of Sydney.
Swan, the mayor of Raymond Terrace (second from the left), and practitioners
an interview, the reporter from the Port Stephens Examiner signs his name
on the petition.
in the van tour as a witness to the organ harvesting. Ms. Chen was jailed in the
Women's Labor Camp in Tianjin for one year. The labor camp conducted physical
examinations on all the Falun Gong practitioners, but not on non-practitioners.
Ms. Chen didn¡¦t know what the purpose of the examination was until the organ
harvesting was exposed in March 2006. She then realized that the purpose was to
record the blood types and other vital information of Falun Gong practitioners
for potential organ transplantation.
and a 10-year-old practitioner, Lindsay, have visited seven cities and talked
to two mayors. Many media interviewed them. As soon as the practitioners arrived
at Raymond Terrace City Hall, Lindsay clarified the truth to a gentleman and asked
him if he would like to sign his name on the petition. This gentleman was Mr.
Swan, the mayor of Raymond Terrace. He was very happy to talk to the practitioners
and also introduced practitioners to the largest local newspaper. In another town,
as soon as the mayor learned the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution, he
asked practitioners what he could do to help. He told practitioners that he was
willing to write to the Chinese government, asking them to stop the persecution.
He said he would also write to the Australian government, asking them to take
actions to help.
against the persecution. Lindsay and a 60-year-old practitioner, Aunt He, collected
many signatures. Although Aunt He cannot speak English, she asked people on the
streets and shopkeepers to sign their names on the petition. Lindsay helped Aunt
He to collect signatures.
small towns are very kind and have a strong sense of justice. Almost everybody
was willing to sign his or her name to support Falun Gong. Practitioners will
submit these signatures to representatives in the Australia Government.
Ms. Chen Hong, a Falun Gong practitioner, is taking part
Five practitioners, including Ms. Chen
One of the tasks of the van tour was to collect signatures
Practitioners found that the citizens in these
Original article date: 12/Oct/2006