Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
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Hundreds Join Toronto Parade Marking 22 Years of Falun Gong Persecution in Chinaon July 18, 2021 at 9:49 pm

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Speaking at a rally in Toronto on July 17, former parliamentarians and rights activists voiced support for Falun Gong adherents amid the ongoing persecution of the spiritual practice launched by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 22 years ago. Over 500 Falun Gong adherents participated in a parade through the city’s downtown to commemorate the victims of the largest human rights abuse in China. At least 500 people registered online for the parade, but roughly 700-800 people showed up, said Jeffery Jiang, one of the organizers. At the rally in Queen’s Park, former Conservative MP Wladyslaw Lizon called on Canada, the United States, and Europe to help those who “demand rights and change in the communist system” as in the past they helped people living in the Soviet Union. “This gives hope, and it should give hope to all of us and to those that are here today, persecuted by this …

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