FLUSHING, New York—The recent attacks by pro-Beijing mobs in Flushing, NY's Chinatown district, have acted as a catalyst to further display the vile nature of the Chinese communist regime.
The more the regime tries to blur the lines between itself and the great nation of China and between what Falun Gong actually represents and what the communists would have the world think it represents, the more people are coming to see who is truly good and who is evil.
Falun Gong, a spiritual practice emphasizing the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance, has suffered nine years of persecution at the hands of the Chinese regime.
Over the last four years more than 37 million people have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The more the communists attack the good guys, the more the good guys expose them for who they are. And the more people see the truth, the less they want to have anything to do with the CCP.
Perhaps this is due in no small part to the dedication of Falun Gong practitioners who are working to expose the CCP's deceit.
To this end, practitioners came from all over the world to attend a rally in Flushing, NY on Saturday, May 31st to dispel the lies the CCP has been circulating about Falun Gong's overall attitude towards the Sichuan earthquake.
"When I saw how many problems they had in Flushing I decided to stay," said Eddie Ali, a 32 year-old taxi driver and Falun Gong practitioner from London, England.
CCP Incites Flushing Mobs
"The Chinese people are poisoned by the CCP. I've seen people who were organized by the CCP shouting at us, assaulting us, and just overall trying to create conflicts with us. On TV the CCP said that Falun Gong people were so happy and that we were celebrating the earthquake in Sichuan. What we were actually celebrating was Li Hongzhi's birthday, the founder of Falun Gong."
Alexandra Eklund, an economist from Stockholm, Sweden said, "During some group meetings people told me about the situation in Flushing and asked me if I could stay in New York for a few days. My understanding is that many of the Chinese have been poisoned by the CCP and they haven't gotten enough information or the right information about what Falun Gong really is."
Greg March, a nurseryman from Melbourne, Australia, said he wanted to let people know that Falun Gong practitioners are not against the Chinese people.
"I heard about what's been happening in Flushing with the CCP paying people to incite hatred, thus causing people to have a negative opinion about Falun Gong. So I just wanted to come and help people to learn the truth, that we are not against China—that we only want to let people know about the crimes being committed by the CCP."
Martin Lu, a computer software developer who lives in Atlanta Georgia, said he "came because the mob disturbed and tried to do damage to our assembly. I want to let people know the truth."
Liu went on to explain that since the Sichuan earthquake, the Chinese consulate has been "trying to stir up the Chinese people's sense of nationalism in order to change the focal point of the earthquake to be against Falun Gong. They are trying to shift the focus of the earthquake and the CCP's negligence in not warning people about the earthquake.
"Since the communist regime took over China they did so many things, and 80 million Chinese people have been persecuted to death over the last several decades. And now so many Chinese people are here out of nationalism because of the earthquake because they have been deceived by the Chinese media."
Liu added that Falun Gong practitioners "just feel sorry for those victims in china. The communist party received warnings from seismologists in China that an earthquake was going to happen, but they didn't warn anyone because they care more about the Olympics and stability. They don't care about human lives."
The rally showcased a number of speakers and included a recorded conversation by Chinese Consul General Peng Keyu admitting to orchestrating the mobs that have been responsible for attacking Falun Gong practitioners and destroying Chinese Epoch Times newspapers in and around Flushing.
The Celestial Band, composed entirely of practitioners, was present as well, playing some of their original compositions including "Falun Dafa is Good." Rallies will continue to be held every weekend in Flushing in the upcoming weeks.