France: Protesting at the Chinese Embassy Against the Brutal Killing of Gao Rongrong

On the afternoon of June 21st 2005, French Falun Gong practitioners peacefully gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in Paris. They strongly condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for brutally torturing Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong to death. They called for an immediate end to the persecution of Falun Gong and for the murderers to be brought to justice.

Outside the Embassy, Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the exercises, sent forth righteous thoughts and distributed leaflets to passers-by. Practitioners also read a statement in both Chinese and French explaining how Gao Rongrong was persecuted to death by the CCP and how brutally the CCP had persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. They displayed banners reading “Protest against the CCP for using excruciating methods to torture Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong to death”. Another banner pledged support for the Chinese officials who recently defected to Australia because they no longer wanted to take part in persecuting Falun Gong. A banner with pictures taken at anti-torture exhibitions read, “Falun Gong practitioners in China are tortured to death”.

The picture of Gao Rongrong, whose face was disfigured with electric shock torture for refusing to renounce her belief, and the boards that showed the severe persecution Falun Gong is suffering in China attracted many passers-by to stop and look. One French woman stood in front of the boards and looked for a long time. She read the boards very carefully and said to us, “I have been to China touring and working there many times, but, I have never known that such a thing as this is happening. What can I do for you?” There was another French couple who also stood in front of the boards for a long time and would not leave. They said, “We worked in China before, but we had never heard about this cruel persecution happening there. We will tell our friends the truth of this persecution.”

There was also one gentleman from the UK. When he looked at our boards, he said to us: “I thought such cruel violence had stopped after the end of World War Two. I am so surprised to know that such a brutal persecution is still occurring in China at this time. It is really cruel beyond words. This persecution should stop immediately!” Afterwards, they all signed their names on the petition boards.

The genocide against Falun Gong has a distinct difference from other persecutions in history because this persecution has been done covertly. It is also covered up by the experience and guile which the CCP accumulated through its political tussles over he last several decades. Meanwhile, media and governments all around the world pretend to be deaf and numb to this persecution because they are swayed by the Chinese Communist Party’s lure of economic gain and their intimidation tactics. However, despite the media blockage by the CCP, Falun Gong practitioners today are capable of spreading the truth to nearly every corner of the world.

The evil people are the ones who are afraid of being exposed the most. Nevertheless, the CCP arrested Gao Rongrong for the second time, which is said to have had a “huge international effect”, and they persecuted her to death. This can only lead to broader concerns from the international community and people in all walks of life.

Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong was removed to Longshan Forced Labour Camp by the Chinese police in July 2003. On the afternoon of May 7th 2004 at 3:00 p.m., Gao Rongrong was called to the office by the camp leaders Tang Yubao and Jiang Zhaohua She was then shocked by electric batons continuously for seven hours, which caused her face to be severely disfigured. Under the threat of death, some local Falun Gong practitioners published the pictures of her disfigured face after the torture. This came to the attention of people in all sectors of society. On October 5th 2004, many Falun Gong practitioners successfully rescued Gao Rongrong. Afterwards, the CCP sought to take a mad revenge against Gao Rongrong and those practitioners who revealed the truth. In March 2005, between 8th and 9th, Gao Rongrong was unfortunately arrested again. On June 16th 2005, Gao Rongrong was persecuted to death.

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