Germany: Practitioners Protest at the Chinese Consulate in Munich

On June 21st 2005, Falun Gong practitioners from the city of Munich and its outskirts gathered at the Chinese Consulate to strongly condemn the Chinese authorities for killing Gao Rongrong. Gao and a group of practitioners had the courage to expose the human rights abuses against her by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and this caught the attention of the world. Practitioners showed a banner reading, “Killing of Gao Rongrong Reveals CCP’s Bloodthirsty Nature”, and suggested that the consulate officials quit the CCP and stand on the side of justice.

The news that Shenyang Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong was persecuted to death on June 16th shocked the entire world. Gao is already very well-known. As the Clear Wisdom website reported, she was seriously disfigured on May 7th 2004 after being electrically shocked for seven hours by police at Dragon Hill Re-education Centre in Shenyang city.

Photos of her mutilated face caused great shocks throughout global society. Thereafter, Gao’s photo appeared in all kinds of Falun Gong activities to expose the CCP’s human rights crimes, and it also became the leading case of the United Nations Human Rights Report on the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong. This irritated the CCP, who arrested and detained Gao again on March 6th 2005. She died of exhaustion. All information about Gao is being strictly withheld. The local authorities forbade her mother from seeing her body, and they also forced the family to cremate the body as soon as possible.

The CCP has been persecuting Falun Gong for six years and already over 2,600 practitioners have been tortured to death. Millions of practitioners’ basic human rights have been denied, countless families have been destroyed and many Falun Gong practitioners’ children have lost their parents and homes. But although Falun Gong practitioners are resisting untiringly and the global public voices are adding pressure, the CCP has only changed the persecution from a public one to a covert one and Falun Gong practitioners’ situation in China has not changed at all.

However, doing bad deeds leads to retribution. The tide of quitting the CCP caused by “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”, a publication by a newspaper called The Epoch Times that comprehensively exposes the crimes the CCP has committed over the last 50 years, is sweeping across China. Over two million people have officially withdrawn from the CCP.

A policeman in Munich read the report of Gao Rongrong being disfigured. He was astonished when practitioners told him that Gao was later killed. A passer-by left his contact number, hoping practitioners can participate in a forum on Chinese issues they will be holding. Some people said they felt delighted upon learning that over two million people have quit the CCP as this showed hope for China.

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