‘Captive Nations’ Gathering Highlights Murders Under Communism

July 20, 2009 Updated: July 21, 2009

NEW YORK—This week the City will play host to the yearly Captive Nations gatherings—a series of events, marches, speeches all focused on the negative effects that communism has had on the people of the world. The group highlights the many millions of people who have been murdered by communist regimes like the former U.S.S.R., Cambodia, North Korea, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The Captive Nations commemoration was first established by Congress in 1958. This will be the 51st Captive Nations commemoration.

“This year we need as many freedom fighters and patriotic Americans to attend,” said Captive Nations Committee Secretary Yaan Kuum. “We need to send a clear message that the largest murder spree in history will not go quietly into the night”.

Kuum’s group figures that communist regimes have been responsible for the murder of more than 130 million people—with the death toll climbing every day.

This year, the Captive Nations commemoration will run from July 19-28, and will kick-off with a special mass for the murdered on Sunday (July 19) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. After the mass the gathering will move to the 72nd Street Band Shell in Central Park for a large rally with scheduled speakers. The group will rally in Washington D.C. on July 22 and then come back to New York City for a rally in front of the United Nations on July 23.