From Monday July 21st to Saturday July 26th, a 'million signatures' petition campaign took place in western and middle Slovakia, with the goal of informing more people about persecution of Falun Gong in China and about the recent activity to stop it. These signatures will be used by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) to address the IOC and various NGOs to raise awareness about persecution of Falun Gong in China and bring it to an end.
We visited six middle-sized cities: Trnava, Nitra, Prievidza, Martin, Zilina, Kysucke Nove Mesto. With the exception of Martin, in all of the cities a local TV reporter or a reporter from the local newspaper inquired about our tour. Some people told us that they know about the petition from the news.
In Zilina a woman and her teenage daughter went around our petition desk. We asked her to sign our petition in support of Falun Gong. She said she is willing to support us, as she visited the Gala performance earlier this year and there were scenes of the persecution in the performance, which she remembers well. In one day in Zilina, more then 500 signatures were added to our petition. A reporter from a local newspaper said she remembers us from previous years.
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