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While Communist Chinese flags festooned the entrance to Australia's
Parliament House today, thereby insulting for a start the memory of
all Australians who have died fighting communism, not to mention
refugees who have come here from Asia and Eastern Europe to escape
communism, four groups turned up impressive numbers to protest on the
parkland outside Parliament House, against the presence of Chinese
Communist dictator Xi Jinping in Australia and the signing of the
disastrous "free trade" agreement with the Chinese Communist Party.
Protests Outside Australian Parliament On Day of Signing Free Trade Agrement
First and most numerous were the falun gong practitioners and their
Second were members of the Tibetan community, many wearing their
colourful national dress, who have been lucky enough to escape the
hell-hole their country has become since it was overrun by the
Chinese Communists in 1949 who have proceeded to carry out cultural
and actual genocide against Tibetans.
(Most of the great rivers of Asia emanate from the snow-capped
mountains of Tibet, so whoever controls Tibet, which is also rich in
mineral resources, controls Asia).
Also in attendance were anti-communist Vietnamese, many being veterans
of the ARVN Army of the Republic of Vietnam, (South Vietnam) which
fought the Communists in the war and who were protesting against the
communism that has enslaved their country and also the aggressive
territorial ambitions of the Chinese Communist regime in SE Asia.
Last but not least were the Uyghurs of East Turkestan, a region also
occupied by China for its resources who also are experiencing
cultural genocide . 40% of their country and 80 % of their capital
city now is ethnically Chinese, and to have any sort of financial
future in their land now they have to learn the Chinese language.
A claque of pro-communist Chinese lackeys, no doubt organized by the
Chinese embassy, was also in attendance, with red and yellow Chinese
communist flags, attempting to drown out by screaming and banging
drums the protest speeches of the Falun Gong supporters and Tibetans.
One lone MP, former DLP, now independent, Senator, John Madigan from
Victoria was prepared to come out and address the protesters and
gave strong support to the falun gong people, condemning in no
uncertain terms their persecution , the genocide and the organ
harvesting, and he also questioned the advisability of a free trade
agreement with a regime that has such a record of treachery and lies.
Colourful WA Labor Senator Jim Bullock was not in attendance but did
also send a strong statement of support that was read out.
A statement of support from Tasmanian independant MHR Andrew Wilkie
was also read out. It had been issued for a previous rally in July but
as Falun Gong spokesman John Deller indicated it would no doubt still
Greene federal leader Christine Milne sent a general message of
support for the human rights struggle in China.
Labor Senator from WA Alannah MacTiernan addressed the gathering
giving a wishy-washy feel-good assurance that she believed the present
Chinese regime was working to improve human rights.
The Liberals and Nationals appeared to boycott the rally completely.
I arrived about 9.45am and the demonstration was well under way
already, mostly at that stage made up of falun gong activists, local
and also from Sydney and Melbourne. Protests had begin yesterday
(Sunday) at all points in Canberra where the Chinese Communist
delegation could be expected to appear, including outside their hotel.
At each place Falun Gong supporters appeared they encountered
pro-Communist demonstrators aggressively shouldering them out of the
way, and putting communist flags and banners in front of theirs, with
sadly no interference by the Canberra police.
Falun Gong supporters, Tibetans, Vietnamese and Uyghurs all
co-operated, taking turns to make their speeches and send their chants
over the PA system.
Speakers did not only concentrate on the criminality of the Chinese
Communist regime but pointed out the threat to Australian jobs and
agriculture, the poisonous nature of many imported Chinese foodstuffs
and the fact that much of the cheap manufactured products coming in
will be made by slave labour in prison camps.
Falun Gong practitioners in their yellow tops behind their banners.
The blue flags are the Uighurs
Falun Gong protesters flanked by Tibetans and
The scene across the lawn looking towards old Parliament House
Tibetans in their colourful national dress
Independent (former DLP) Senator John Madigan
speaks to the gathering
Will the message on this placard be the fate of Australia?
Alannah MacTiernan ALP (WA) speaking
Short & to the point a Uighur banner
"China Stop the Genocide"
Pro-communist demonstrators with the red flags
are on the far left (where else?)
Bob Vinnicombe supporting the Tibetans