(Minghui.org) Practitioners held a march in Lima on July 20, 2023, marking the 24th anniversary of the peaceful resistance to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution.
The march started from the Central Park at 4 p.m., passed the Chinese Embassy, the Ministry Labor, and Ministry of Health. Afterwards practitioners returned to the Chinese Embassy for a candlelight vigil.
Practitioners held large banners stating, “Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong in China,” “The World Needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” “Falun Gong Practitioners in China Are Killed for Their Organs,” and “Falun Dafa Is Good.” Many people stopped to learn about Falun and to express their support.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide.
Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organisation with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 24 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.
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