Sydney Rally to Protect Hong Kong Freedom Condemns Attack on Hong Kong Printing Press


Australians held a rally on Thursday, accusing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of intensifying its attacks on religious people and press freedom after the Hong Kong office of the Epoch Times printing facility was attacked on Sunday.

Gathering in front of the Chinese Consulate in Sydney, the Epoch Times Australia, Falun Gong practitioners and human rights activists oppose the CCP’s violent threatening tactics to curb free speech in the island’s states and oppose the public I called. Communist system.

Hong Kong citizens who follow Falun Gong’s spiritual practice have recently experienced an ongoing escalation of violence by hired thugs.

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Construction scraps on the printing press equipment of a printing press that prints the Hong Kong version of the Epoch Times in Hong Kong, China on April 12, 2021. (Adrian You / Epoch Times)

Since 2012, a CCP member organization called the Hong Kong Youth Care Association has harassed practitioners on Falun Gong’s information site. The group officially disbanded on December 31, 2020, but the attack continues.

“We changed Falun Gong learners and continued to imprison Falun Gong learners, as the Chinese Communist Party claimed to have disbanded the labor camp in 2013, but the attack in Hong Kong continued in a different guise,” Australia said. Falun Dafa Association Emmy Awards Representative said in her speech.

In the last two weeks, seven Hong Kong Falun Gong information booths have been destroyed, signs have been destroyed, and practitioners have been verbally and physically threatened.

“Since the National Security Act was passed in July 2020, the Chinese Communist Party has expanded its brutal control tactics,” Fister said. “Hongkongers have come to know and respect the efforts of Falun Dafa practitioners to protect Hong Kong’s traditional values, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.”

“We encourage the staff of the Chinese Consulate not to act against their conscience,” said Pfister.

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Emmy Pfister at a rally in Sydney, Australia, on April 15, 2021, condemning the attack on the Hong Kong Epoch Times press. (Lolita Liu / Epoch Times)

Sophie Xiao, a Hong Kong citizen who now lives in Sydney, told the Epoch Times that the suppression of liberty by the people of Hong Kong was “only one of the mechanisms of CCP” and would continue to religious freedom. The speech, and the press, are completely dissipated.

“I hope that the free world, be it the government or the people, will express its support for the few remaining people. [in Hong Kong] They are standing and fighting for freedom, “said Xiao. “What we can do here is to keep speaking out for them.”

Human rights activist Bob Vinicom said the recent attack on the Hong Kong Epoch Times represents the Chinese Communist Party’s global attack on free speech.

“What’s happening in Hong Kong is happening everywhere communism takes over. All freedom of speech must be shattered,” Vinicom said. “Marxists do not believe in freedom of speech. They never have it. They say that freedom of speech is just a bourgeois concept.”

“The Chinese Communist Party’s military shoes landing in Hong Kong, East Turkestan, and Tibet are the same as the Nazi military shoes landing in Europe before World War II. It’s nationalist expansionism.”

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Human rights activist Bob Binicom at a rally condemning the Hong Kong Epoch Times press attack on April 15, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Lolita Liu / Epoch Times)

Sydney-based Epoch Times reporter Mimi Nguyen Lee urged Australians, Hong Kong citizens, and people around the world to confront the Epoch Times on the side of freedom, truth, and tradition.

“The Chinese Communist Party has tried to use every trick in the book to suppress the Epoch Times in Hong Kong, making it inaccessible to independent news,” Lee said. “We continue to face the Chinese Communist Party and other forces trying to suppress press freedom.”

“We all need to let the Chinese Communist Party know that it will not deprive the people of Hong Kong or the world of freedom.”

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