Falun Gong excluded from Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Parade yet again!

2 Feb

Jan. 21 (Kaiwind) – Recently the Parade Preparatory Committee for the Year of the Rabbit 2011 Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Celebration rejected the Vancouver Falun Gong group’s application to participate in the annual Chinese New Year parade under the pretext that they don’t accept any new groups.

According to the report of Canada Free Press, the application was delivered in person by two Falun Gong practitioners on November 23, 2010. Upon entering the office, the practitioners were verbally rejected by the Freemason representative who sits on the Parade Committee. The man refused to give his name, threw the application in the rubbish bin, and ordered the practitioners to leave at once. Later a written notice of rejection signed by James Chu was received on December 24.

This is not the first time that the Falun Gong application has been rejected by this committee. They have been going through this process with them since 2003.

The Chinese organization “Freemason” has been founded for about 400 years. It moved from California USA to Barkerville of British Columbia, Canada with the gold rush in late 19th century. It has a history of 140 years in Canada and is very influential. However, after the application was rejected, Falun Gong media published an article on January 20, 2011 questioning “whether such an organization can still represent the Chinese”.

(Kaiwind, January 25, 2011)

text from: http://english.kaiwind.com/Reports/China/201101/t124133.htm

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