Australian councilor praises the courage of practitioners of Falun Dafa


Victorian councilors in the city of Bendigo should help Australians oppose oppressive regimes such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), where millions of Chinese do not enjoy freedom of expression. I think.

At a rally in the center of Bendigo on April 10, Councilor Vaughn Williams said that Australians were particularly interested in Falun Dafa practitioners’ efforts to raise awareness of the Communist Party’s widespread human rights abuses in China. He said it was important to pay attention in his town of Bendigo. There are many vibrant Chinese communities.

“I’m not a big fan of the Chinese Communist Party, that’s why I’m here today, to help the Chinese in Australia,” Williams told The Epoch Times.

“Everyone should have freedom. Freedom of religion, freedom of practice, freedom of speech. That’s why they are here. They are here for freedom,” he said. He talked about a Falun Gong practitioner who came from Melbourne to inform the locals about the dangers that Communist China poses to the free world. Promote external relations with Beijing.

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Bendigo Councilor Vaughn Williams (R) is handing out lotus flowers with a Falun Dafa practitioner (L) in Bendigo, Victoria, on April 10, 2021. (Epoch Times)

Some of the in-vehicle signs include “Chinese Communist Party does not represent the Chinese people”, “Unnatural death of more than 80 million people under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party”, “Uighurs, Christians, Falun Gong, Chinese faith” Stop persecution of groups. ” “The Chinese Communist Party uses threats, tariffs and bullying tactics against Australia and Australian businesses.”

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A flag attached to a car on April 10, 2021 in Bendigo, Victoria, stating “Stop persecution of Uighurs, Christians, Falun Gong, and other Chinese religious groups.” (Epoch Times)

At the event, former Liberal Party senior member and current Vice President of Better Hearing Australia, Andrew Bush said, Communist China continues to expand its influence globally today, but the administration remains. He said he was persecuting his own people.

“Australian people need to be aware of the following facts: [the CCP] It’s based on violence, “Bush said.

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Andrew Bush, a former senior member of the Liberal Party and now Vice President of Better Hearing in Australia, will speak at a rally in Bendigo, Victoria, on April 10, 2021. (Epoch Times)

He said the forced removal of Falun Gong’s prisoners of conscience and the suppression of the Uighur minority in China are recent examples of the violent history of the Chinese Communist Party.

“Now is the time for world society to tell the Chinese Communist Party. We are hugging you. [the CCP] You are responsible for the evil and evil you are doing, especially to your own citizens. “

Awareness continues to rise

The persecution of Falun Dafa by the CCP continues 21 years later, with practitioners’ efforts to raise awareness that the Communist Party administration is trying to eradicate the beliefs of truth, compassion and tolerance.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice consisting of gentle meditation practice and moral teaching for self-improvement. Official estimates at the time showed that it was first popular in China, gained popularity in the 1990s, and by the end of the decade it had 70 to 100 million supporters in China alone.

Barbara Schaefer, an artist and practitioner of Falun Dafa, talked about how the accidental injuries 18 years ago since he began practicing Falun Dafa have improved significantly.

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Host Armstrong Razenby (left) and Falun Gong practitioner Barbara Schaffer (right) will speak at the Falun Dafa Rally on April 10, 2021 in Bendigo, Victoria. (The Epoch Times)

After suffering a head injury from a fall, Barbara decided to try Falun Gong when a doctor told her that expectations for recovery were low.

“After the exercises, I could feel the amazing power of Falun Gong,” said Schaffer. “The Falun Dafa brought me wisdom and enlightenment. It is enlightenment through many things that could never have been obtained otherwise.”

She said that Falun Dafa is not for everyone, but she said that practice requires “patience, strong will, and determination.”

“Experience Falun Gong has more benefits than you can imagine,” she added.

Angel, a 44-year-old Falun Gong practitioner from China, also talked about how this practice helped him learn to be considerate of others.

Despite being imprisoned in China in 2004 for providing information on the Falun Dafa, she still held her faith strongly.

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Falun Gong learner angel at a rally in Bendigo, Victoria, April 10, 2021. She was imprisoned in China in 2004 for sharing information about Falun Dafa. (The Epoch Times)

“Like many other practitioners, I see how to benefit from practicing the truth behind Falun Gong and the CCP slander campaign so as not to be fooled by the lies and publicity of the Chinese Communist Party. I keep telling people about it, “she said.

The rally also included a demonstration of the Falun Dafa movement and the performance of traditional Chinese musical instruments.

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People will demonstrate five sets of Falun Gong Qigong exercises at a rally in Bendigo, Victoria on April 10, 2021. (Epoch Times)

Since July 20, 1999, Falun Dafa practitioners have urged governments at various levels inside and outside China to end the administration’s attempts to wipe out the group. As a result, a wave of practitioners was imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for their faith.

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Falun Gong practitioner Mark Bateman will speak at the Falun Dafa Rally on April 10, 2021 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. (The Epoch Times)

According to the report, 450,000 to 1 million supporters are imprisoned in China at any given time. Estimate According to Falun Dafa Information Center.

The Epoch Times reporter Rita Lee contributed to this report.

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