HONG KONG—On March 2, 2007, the Hong Kong Service Center for Quitting the CCP, The Epoch Times and local civil groups held a parade during the Lantern Festival to declare their support for the 19 million people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations of the Communist Youth League (CYL) and the Communist Young Pioneers (CYP).
The parade organizers appealed to the world’s people to clearly recognize the CCP for what it is and to support the withdrawals so as to peacefully bring an end to the CCP.
Around 10:30 a.m., majestic drums marked the beginning of the event. Editor of The Epoch Times in Hong Kong Xu Haiqing said that right before the Chinese New Year, Dr. Wang Lian, the former computer technician for the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times, removed his fear and bravely stepped forward to disclose the process the CCP used to pressure him into being a spy. The most important task he was assigned was to bring down the Hong Kong Epoch Times.
This further exposed the fact that the CCP fears the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” which can expose its evil nature and awaken the conscience of the populace. This also shows that The Epoch Times has achieved great accomplishments in spreading the “Nine Commentaries,” promoting the three withdrawals (the CCP, the CYL and the CYP) and dismantling the CCP.
Democracy activist Sun Bin said that he had recently been harassed by the CCP. Someone from a department in Guangdong’s Shenzhen City came to see him and said, “Hey, old man, you are still stubborn today. Why are you still so close to The Epoch Times? What good is it? Are you even afraid of death?” Right away he replied saying that being 70 years old, he was not afraid of death so he went to The Epoch Times. He said, “I want to use my good conscience and morals to accomplish things!”
Su Bin then told everyone the good news that one of his friends who was the secretary of public security bureau for over a decade had quit the CCP under an alias. In addition, his cousins in a rural area have also quit the CCP.
Around noon, over 600 people paraded along Cheung Sha Wan Road. The parade attracted a large crowd that took pictures and accepted reading materials that were handed out.
The crowd expressed support and praise for the parade. One Hong Kong citizen commented, “This is freedom of speech, so this is naturally something good and only allowed in Hong Kong, but not in other areas in mainland China. Freedom of speech is good.”
A-Qun, a 75-year old woman, watched the parade in tears. When she was in Mainland China, she and her family were brutally persecuted by the CCP. When she spoke of her memories, her tears streamed down. She said, “The CCP is truly very bad. I hope that heaven will quickly eliminate it. I wish the parade participants peace and safety.”
Many mainlanders also witnessed the parade. They appeared shocked and some said, “I am very happy and joyful having seen this because there is no chance of seeing something like this in mainland China.”
Another person said, “I am from Shenzhen, but I have never seen something like this before, because we can’t have such a parade where I come from. One should be happy to see this because it shows democracy and human rights are alive and well.”
Some observers even said that they would tell what they saw to their friends in mainland China. After three hours, the parade ended at Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier.