Pro­test­ers shine spot­light on or­gan har­vest­ing

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - News Har­vest/The Slaugh­ter: An Up­date Bloody

BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff A small but pas­sion­ate group of pro­test­ers were in Alexan­dria last Thurs­day, part of a coun­try-wide SOS Car Tour aimed at rais­ing aware­ness about hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions and al­leged ‘or­gan har­vest­ing’ in China.

“We started this 300-city tour be­cause of the re­lease of a new re­port in June which es­ti­mates that 60,000 to 100,000 (il­le­gal or­gan) trans­plants a year have been done in China since 2000,” said Grace Dai, an Ot­tawa res­i­dent who was part of the sex­tet that gath­ered in front of the North Glen­garry mu­nic­i­pal of­fice on Main Street shortly be­fore noon.

“China has no open (or­gan) dona­tion sys­tem...The source of these or­gans is the killing of in­no­cent peo­ple by the state.

“It’s very, very bru­tal. It sounds like fic­tion, but it’s not. This is evil and it’s hap­pen­ing in China right now.”

The re­port – en­ti­tled

SCOTT CARMICHAEL PHOTO

SPREAD­ING THE WORD: A small but pas­sion­ate group of pro­test­ers – prac­ti­tion­ers of the Chi­nese Falun Gong move­ment – were in Alexan­dria last Thurs­day af­ter­noon, part of a coun­try-wide ‘SOS Car Tour’ aimed at rais­ing aware­ness about hu­man rights...

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