Aug 05 2007
A Falun Gong protester gets shot at and beaten up by three attackers outside of a a foreign embassy. Not exactly surprising stuff, except that the building was the Chinese consulate in Vancouver.
Falun Gong protesters have held a permanent vigil to protest human rights violations against their group outside the embassy for six years. Despite objections from Mayor Sam Sullivan over a year ago, the protest still stands. Has the Chinese government’s patience finally been exhausted?
If not, what other explanation could there be? It’s not like the victim was strutting down Granville Street around midnight, gawking at the testosterone and alcohol-fueled goons who have taken over our entertainment district.
One niggling question is why the mainstream media hasn’t picked up on this incident yet. It has been four days since the assault.
The Epoch Times’ editorial line is unabashedly anti-Communist China and pro-Falun Gong, so one has to read even their straight-up news articles like the one reporting this incident with a skeptical eye. But why isn’t the Vancouver Sun, the Province or even the Georgia Straight reporting an assault outside a foreign embassy involving a gun?