United Kingdom: World Falun Dafa Day in London's Trafalgar Square

Falun Gong practitioners in the U.K. celebrated World Falun Dafa Day, which marks the anniversary of the public introduction of Falun Gong and the birthday of its founder, Master Li Hongzhi. World Falun Dafa Day is on May 13th every year.

British practitioners held a rally and a press conference in London on the morning of May 7, and a parade and an art performance in the afternoon.

Their activities aimed to introduce the benefits of Falun Gong to the public and raise awareness of the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party.

Celebration on Trafalgar Square in London on May 7, 2017

Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas speaks at the press conference in London

Those who spoke at the press conference included Dr. Liu of Falun Dafa UK, renowned Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas, and Ms. Song, a Falun Gong practitioner who had personally been persecuted in China.

The activities received great support from the public. Many condemned the persecution and expressed their support for practitioners.

People sign a petition calling for an end to the persecution

Emma, a resident of London, said she highly respected Mr. Matas's for his work against organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China. She wished practitioners success Peter from Ireland said organ harvesting is inhumane and that the government is obligated to do something to stop it

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