SAN FRANCISCO—On Feb. 3, the Northern California Service Center for Quitting the CCP held an assembly in San Francisco's Portsmouth Square to celebrate the fact that 18 million Chinese people have awoken and quit the CCP.
People who attended the assembly protested the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the CCP and called on more Chinese people to wake up and get rid of the CCP, and to quit the CCP for their own safety.
Gathering host Ma Youzhi said that while this is another day worth celebrating, it is mixed with sadness because the China has been enslaved by the CCP for such a long time. There have been too many Chinese people who perished through the CCP's cruelty and violence, Ma Youzhi continued. Today, mainland China is still under the enslavement of the CCP.
"Today we are very happy that there are 18 million people who have awakened. The days of the CCP's enslavement of the Chinese people are numbered," Ma Youzhi said.
Epoch Times Vice-Chairman Huang Wanqing said that his younger brother Huang Xiong, who practices Falun Gong, has been missing for almost four years. In April 2003, the two spoke for the last time on the phone in Shanghai when Huang Xiong told his brother that he had to leave because Shanghai police drew a picture of him and were looking for him everywhere in order to capture him. Since then, Huang Wanqing has heard nothing of his brother's well-being or whereabouts.
Huang Wanqing said that the second investigative report into the CCP's live organs transplants from Falun Gong practitioners by David Matas and David Kilgour had recently been published. He added, "I do not want to associate the facts in this report with my brother, but do you have any relatives back in China who have been chased for two years by the regime's evil policemen and who have then disappeared for four years? This is an actual fact. My wife also doesn't want to believe it and is also not willing to believe that the CCP could have done this to my brother. But for four years, I have asked for help from the United Nations, the U.S. government and other organizations. I have also contacted the media but there is still no news of my brother."
A representative of the Northern California Service Center for quitting the CCP, Dr. Zou Wei, made a speech. He said that he read a story when he was little about a few people who were trying to decide what is the strongest thing in the world. Some said a lion, another said a tiger. Yet another said an elephant or a whale in the sea weighing over a hundred tons. But, he relates, there was an old man who said that the strongest thing in the world was a tiny seed. He said that even if there is a rock on the seed, it can sprout and send out roots, break out from underneath the obstruction of the big rock, and become a large and mighty tree. The seed's strength is the greatest because it has the strength of life and nature within it.
Zou Wei said, "Up to now, 18 million people have quit the CCP. They have opened their minds and let the seed of the Nine Commentaries into their hearts; so they have the strength of life and the strength of nature. And these 18 million people have also become the seeds of the powerful current of quitting the CCP. They, as the seeds, will sprout and grow up, and then strengthen the powerful current of quitting the CCP." Zou Wei believes that in the near future, the wave of withdrawals from the Party will become more and more powerful. He hopes that everyone can open his mind to embrace the Nine Commentaries and step into the wave of people quitting the CCP.
After the assembly, the people who joined the assembly held a parade in Chinatown to support quitting the CCP.