On Friday, about 25 thousand people attended a large meeting entitled Human Rights. During the meeting, a spokesman from the International Society of Human Rights said, Many people are talking about globalisation. However, they talk about globalisation related to economic factors only, but not about human rights. This is just like a man with only one eye. At the end of the meeting, the attendants moved towards the Dafa practitioners who were collecting signatures there. They formed a line, waiting to sign their names. One practitioner commented afterwards, I have never seen people wanting to sign their names so enthusiastically. It seems that they were waiting for this opportunity. Many of them expressed their sincere thanks after receiving the materials that clarified the facts about the persecution. I felt they were truly waiting for us. A lot of people also asked practitioners what they could do after signing their names.
Interestingly enough, two practitioners who were collecting signatures at two far apart locations had similar dialogues with Chinese passers-by. Both of the passers-by said, I can not understand why our government has to invest in a country that tortures its own citizens. I would not invest a penny in a country that commits human rights violations.
One gentleman added, I think politicians have not said enough about human rights in China. They should have done more, and unite with other countries in this regard.
After signing her name, one woman asked for a batch of signature collection forms. She volunteered to collect signatures for Xiong Weis case. A female priest offered to give the practitioners an opportunity to collect signatures at their group gathering. Some people telephoned practitioners, expressing their willingness to provide continuous support.
Translated from Chinese at http://yuanming.net/articles/200306/21026.html
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