Falun Gong Protesters Greet Hu Jintao
Today and tomorrow, Chinese President Hu Jintao is in Washington, D.C. to attend a nuclear security summit and to discuss potential United Nations sanctions against Iran.
A small cadre of Falun Gong protesters have gathered in a small park outside the security perimeter surrounding the Washington Convention Center, where the security summit is being held. The Chinese Communist Party has banned Falun Gong, a belief system that has grown rapidly in China since its founding in 1992.
One of the protesters was kind enough to hand me a flyer noting that the House of Representatives passed a resolution objecting to the Chinese government’s treatment of Falun Gong and Falun Gong’s practitioners.
The resolution is H. Res. 605, and more specifically, it recognized “continued persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China on the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party campaign to suppress the Falun Gong spiritual movement,” and it called for “an immediate end to the campaign to persecute, intimidate, imprison, and torture Falun Gong practitioners.”
The flyer lists a number of resources, which I’ll reproduce for you here:
So there you have it. Do you support Falun Gong? Comment here or on the page for H. Res. 605.
Here’s the current vote on H. Res. 605. Click to vote, comment, learn more, or edit the wiki article about the bill.