Demonstration at Chinese Embassy Planned for Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre Square on Sunday
NEWS PROVIDED BY
Christian Defense Coalition
June 3, 2023
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- On the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre activists plan to hold peaceful demonstration at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The demonstration will be held on Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 PM. The Embassy is located at 3505 International Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008.
As part of the demonstration, activists will lay red fabric on the public sidewalk at the Chinese Embassy's front door. The fabric will be a visible reminder of the violence and bloodshed by the Chinese Army against thousands of peaceful student protesters murdered in Tiananmen Square.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, will also be praying for human rights and freedom in China and Hong Kong.
Rev. Mahoney has been an international voice for human rights in China for almost 40 years. He participated in a public prayer vigil and demonstration in Tiananmen Square during the 2008 Beijing Olympics with other activists. They were arrested and threatened with a 6-month prison sentence. Rev. Mahoney is currently banned from China for his human rights work.
Regarding the Tiananmen Square demonstration at the Chinese Embassy, Rev. Mahoney comments:
"We are gathering at the Chinese Embassy on the 34th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre to remember and honor thousands of heroic students who were murdered and brutalized by the Chinese Army in their historic struggle for freedom.
"We will be laying red fabric at the front of the Embassy as a powerful visual reminder of the violence and bloodshed these students experienced and the continued brutality against those who continue to seek freedom in China. We will also be praying for human rights in China and Hong Kong as we ask God to comfort and give strength all those who are now imprisoned and facing genocide.
"America, and the free nations of the world, must always remember the violence of Tiananmen Square and passionately work to ensure dignity, equality and freedom for the beautiful people of China.
"We echo the words of Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel, as he says; "We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
For more information or interviews contact:
Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741
SOURCE Christian Defense Coalition
CONTACT: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741