Rally and Parade Become the Focus of Attention Outside the APEC Meeting Site in Sydney (Photos)

Sponsored by the organization, Free China, and co-sponsored
by over 20 groups, a large-scale rally and parade with the theme, “The CCP Must
Immediately Stop the Killing” was held on September 6, 2007 in downtown Sydney.
A major focus of the rally and parade was a reenactment that exposed the Chinese
Communist Party's (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Numerous media organizations took photos of the reenactment from beginning to

Members from over 20 different groups and organizations speak at the
rally prior to the parade

Spokesperson for Falun Gong, Zhang Erping speaks at the rally

Calling for the rescue of Falun Gong practitioners illegally sentenced
by the CCP

Reenactment exposing the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong

Parade entitled, “The CCP Must Immediately Stop the Killing” was the
only parade involving road closures so far that was approved by the
police during the APEC summit

Reenactment exposing the CCP harvesting organs from living Falun Gong
practitioners became a focus of numerous media organizations from beginning
to end

Seeing the reenactment of live organ harvesting, some passersby stopped to
watch and were shocked and burst into tears for the suffering of Falun Gong
practitioners in China. Falun Gong practitioners who participated in the demonstration
said that what they displayed here is only tip of the iceberg of all kinds of
torture and persecution imposed upon Falun Gong practitioners who are imprisoned
in China.

The parade caught the attention of numerous mainstream media organizations
and became the focus of attention outside the APEC meeting sites. Over ten media
organizations including Australian Channel 9, Channel 7, SBS, ABC TV, BBC, ABC
Radio Broadcasting Station, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Morning
Herald Online, French Channel 24, The Daily Telegraph, 3G Radio Broadcasting
Station, and 2GB Radio Broadcasting Station conducted interviews, and the ASP
made a special interview on the event.

The parade and rally also attracted attention from passersby along the parade
route. Many took photos with their cell phones. When the procession passed through
a major street in downtown Sydney, a Westerner gave the thumbs-up to the procession
and said, “[The parade is] very good, so peaceful. Well done!”

Although police security is very tight during the APEC summit, the police
still gave the green light to the rally and parade and approved the only parade
involving road closures so far during the APEC summit.

Posting date: 9/Sep/2007
Original article date: 9/Sep/2007
Category: Australian News


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