By Wang Ching-han
Chen Yunlin, the director of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was scheduled to leave Kaohsiung and go to Chiayi to attend a meeting at Nice Prince Hotel on February 25th, 2011. Falun Gong practitioners held banners on Chung-Hsiao Road and Shi-Hsian Road in front of the hotel to call for justice and an end to the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong.
In recent years, when CCP officials have visited Taiwan in the name of economic trade or cultural exchange, Falun Gong practitioners have held peaceful protests against the CCP’s persecution and called for justice. Chen Yunlin arrived in Taiwan on February 23rd. On the same evening, nearly 100 Falun Gong practitioners held banners in front of his hotel. The banners read, “Immediately stop the persecution of Falun Gong,” “Falun Dafa is great,” “US Congress passed Resolution 605 calling on the CCP to stop the persecution of Falun Gong” and “Spanish National Court indicted Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Bo Xilai, Jia Qinglin, and Wu Guanzheng for their active participation in the persecution of Falun Gong in China.”
|Falun Gong practitioners’ banners on Shi-hsian Road|
On February 24th, Chen Yunlin arrived in Kaohsiung. Falun Gong practitioners held banners along the roads where he passed. One practitioner said that they wanted Chen and his delegation to see the banners with “Falun Dafa is great” and “Stop the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong.” Ms. Cheng said that the police also understood the practitioners’ peaceful petition after the activity.
Falun Gong practitioner Hong Chi-hong said, “Falun Gong is a cultivation practice system that benefits any country, society and people. The CCP harvests vital organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. We call on the people of the world to stop the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong.”
On February 25th, a practitioner held up a poster, on which he had written, “Director Chen Yunlin, show your conscience.” He said, “The CCP’s atrocities in persecuting Falun Gong are inhumane. Those CCP officials visiting Taiwan should check their conscience and stand on the side of justice to stop the persecution.”
Falun Gong practitioners held banners beside the entrance and exit of the Nice Prince Hotel and on Chung-Hsiao Road. Their activity won praise from passers-by. One business owner rolled down his car window and encouraged the practitioners.
The event in front of Nice Prince Hotel ended at 7 pm.
Posting date: 4/March/2011
Original article date: 1/March/2011
Category: World News