Saturday, October 10, 2009

Falun Gong @ the G20

Protesting against China:

This one is interesting:

See the city police officers in the background over her shoulder? They both made a point of telling these protesters the extent to which they were impressed by their very peaceful natures. A real "I love you man!" kind of moment. Then they went through and read Falun Dafa's posters and literature.


  1. Whew! Let video run choppy and all.

    Click replay and watch video flow...

    Well worth the wait...

    Left unsaid or asked to privileged Chinese...

    North Korea...

  2. Monk sez:

    SOLDIERS fired on crowds of protesters in Rangoon yesterday in an attempt to end the biggest people-power marches in Burma in 20 years.

    At least three monks were killed, an official told Agence France-Presse on condition of anonymity. One was killed when a gun went off as he tried to wrest the weapon away from a soldier, while two were beaten to death, the official said.

    His account was confirmed by a second official, who said the toll was based on official reports of incidents that took place around the Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma's holiest site and a key rallying point for the monks.

    Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is to meet today to consider action over the clashes, the French Foreign Affairs Minister, Bernard Kouchner, said.

    "Shots were fired by the security forces, first in the air, then at the demonstrators," a French diplomat in the city, Emmanuel Mouriez, told French radio RTL.

    Aye Chan Naing, of the Oslo-based opposition group Democratic Voice of Burma, told CNN last night that it had heard that at least five monks had been killed.

    The Asia Times Online website reported that three monks were shot and killed in Ahlone, a suburb of Rangoon.

    Earlier, soldiers had fired over the heads of crowds of civilians and monks in central Rangoon, beat people with batons and unleashed volleys of tear gas in an attempt to stop marching columns of up to 10,000 monks.

    Monks in red and saffron robes were sent scattering as soldiers and riot police attacked them and their supporters with batons.

    The cry of "You are fools! You are fools!" rang out on the streets as people appalled at the crackdown on the Buddhist monks vented their anger at the hated security forces.

    "We can't bear it, we are very angry," said one young man fleeing central Rangoon

    Ordinary people dashed from offices, restaurants and shops in an exodus that created havoc on the roads and left thousands stranded in the streets or trying to find shelter wherever they could.

    Many abandoned their cars in the gridlocked streets and ran for their lives. "I feel very sorry for the monks, and also for the people," said one young woman. "We are Buddhists. They shouldn't act this way."

    Undeterred despite the baton charge, the monks regrouped and thousands marched into the city in defiance of the security forces. They were greeted with deafening cheers from thousands of bystanders as they approached the Sule Pagoda.

  3. "Meditating On The Mandela Of A Flower"

    'The flower is similar in form to a mandela, a central point surrounded by petal-like gateways opening out into the four directions, a symbol of consciouness in space and time.'

    -Tarthang Tulka-

    Feel the monks....