France: Exposing the Persecution at Human Rights Square

On July 25, 2010, practitioners in France gathered at Human Rights Square in Paris to hold a series of activities to call for an end to the eleven-year persecution of Falun Gong.

On July 25, 2010, practitioners in France peacefully protest the Chinese Communist regime's persecution at Human Rights Square in Paris.

Demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises

People read display boards and talk to practitioners to find out more.

Practitioners lit candles on the square to commemorate the 3,397 practitioners who have died as a result of the persecution in China.

In order to raise awareness about the persecution, during the past eleven years, practitioners in France have gone to Human Rights Square every Sunday to display photo boards, demonstrate the exercises, and distribute information about Falun Gong and the persecution. They tell people how practitioners in mainland China have resisted the Chinese Communist regime's frenzied persecution with great compassion and tolerance. These people who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have been subjected to forced labour, imprisonment, torture, and even organ harvesting while still alive. The regime has committed monstrous crimes. Many of those who learned about the true situation signed the petition to show their support for Falun Gong.

Background

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. The practice involves slow, gentle movements and meditation. It is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, and free of charge. Its principles are based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practice began in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China and then beyond. Its beneficial effects in uplifting an individual's physical, mental, and spiritual health, not to mention its positive influence in the community and society as a whole, have been undeniable. In fact, Falun Gong has been practised by over 100 million people in more than 100 countries. The main works of Falun Gong are available in over 30 languages.

On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Since the start of the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners throughout the world have been constantly speaking out about the truth of Falun Gong and exposing the CCP's crimes in a tireless effort to end the persecution.

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