For many people, the New Year carries a symbolic meaning. It brings a sign of something new, expectations, promises or resolutions. For a group of Falun Gong practitioners in Bratislava, the New Year signified a symbolic step for bringing an end to the human rights abuses being committed against Falun Gong practitioners in China.
One passer by took a flyer and said that the situation in China is serious. In his eyes was a wish that the next year will bring a change in this regard.