[Canada Wide] Media Advisory:Hong Kong Kowtows to Beijing

  • From: "Falun Dafa Canada InfoCentre" <info-centre@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dafa-news-ottawa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2002 20:05:25 +0000

 “Show Trial” Ignores Hong Kong’s Freedoms 
Ottawa Falun Gong To Hold Vigil at Chinese Embassy
Hong Kong Kowtows to Beijing in So-Called “Trial” of Swiss Falun Gong 

Ottawa - Falun Gong practitioners across Canada will hold rallies/vigils in 
Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver today to unveil the truth surrounding 
Hong Kong authorities’ accusations of “obstruction of sidewalk” by Swiss and 
Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners. Video footage documents police brutality in 
the face of the peaceful, legal appeal on the part of the practitioners. 

On March 14, 2001, four Falun Gong practitioners from Switzerland and 12 from 
Hong Kong held a peaceful sit-in appeal and hunger strike in front of the 
Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong in order to express disapproval of Chinese 
President Jiang Zemin's orders to shoot Falun Gong practitioners. Several hours 
into the appeal, at the request of the P.R.C.'s Liaison Office, Hong Kong 
policemen arrived at the site of the appeal, held a press conference and 
proceeded to violently take the 16 practitioners into custody.

Since the persecution of Falun Gong began in China three years ago, Beijing has 
applied heavy pressure to Hong Kong to adopt its repressive policy against 
Falun Gong.  Protests and appeals by Falun Gong practitioners have been 
markedly peaceful in nature both inside China and abroad. The police and 
legislators in Hong Kong, however, have gradually shown signs of adopting 
Beijing's oppressive stance on the practice.

Falun Gong practitioners call on the western world and the Hong Kong people to 
stand up for justice.  Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Belief and Freedom of 
Assembly are at stake.

Please come and learn more Saturday afternoon. Video and photos of scene 
available on line.

5:307:30pm, Saturday, August 3
In front of Chinese Embassy; 515 St. Patrick St., Ottawa
Contact: Grace Wollensak 613-864-4408 (Cell)
Matt Hildebrand 613-789-0819
Website: http://www.faluninfo.net


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