Press Releases and Media Reports, Persecution Spreads from China to Europe, Voices of Support, Latest Events
On September 27th, 2008, Norwegian Falun Gong practitioners went to Oslo, to the most bustling main street, to raise awareness about Falun Dafa and hand out leaflets. They took out display boards exposing the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong and also demonstrated the five Falun Gong exercises. People passing by were drawn in by the peaceful exercise music and one after another stopped to look and to read the flyers.
On August 20th and 21st, Falun Gong practitioners in Turkey held activities in a square in a busy commercial area of Istanbul, raising awareness about Falun Gong and the persecution taking place in China. Many people were attracted by the exercise demonstration and came over to find out more.
On the afternoon of August 13th, 2008, on the main road to Swietokrzyska in the middle of Warsaw a colourful procession drew the attention of countless pedestrians. This parade was the centerpiece of Poland’s 2008 Multicultural Day. In the parade, a float displaying the words “Falun Gong is good” was especially eye catching.
On August 30th, Falun Gong practitioners held 'information day' activities in Salzburg Castle to expose the Chinese Communist regime’s atrocities of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Many tourists lined up to sign the petition against the persecution to show their support for Falun Gong practitioners.
On September 19th, 2008, Liu Guangrong was on his way to the European Headquarters of Huawei in Dusseldorf. He was not going to work because he had been dismissed by the company three days before. Why was he going to Huawei as he had already been dismissed? The story begins three days previously.
“The Gala seemingly brought me on a tour of the heavenly world. I felt like I had drank a cup of pure water in the desert. Listening to the Chinese music, watching the classic Chinese dancing and being greatly excited by the majestic drumming of the Tang Dynasty, it is like an experience in another dimension. I will never forget this.”
On September 6th, before China Week was held in Hamburg, Falun Gong practitioners held an 'information day' in Spitalestrasse to introduce Falun Gong and expose the CCP’s nine year long persecution of Falun Gong in China. Re-enactments of the CCP’s organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners were set up beside practitioners' booth.
On September 13th, 2008, the Northern European Service Centre for Quitting the CCP and Falun Gong practitioners in Finland held an activity near Helsinki train station to support the 42 million people who have withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as well as to further expose the evil CCP’s atrocious crimes.
“In recent years China has certainly constructed many temples and churches and there are indeed many people in them. But in history of China, temples were a place where monks practice cultivation and where everyday people paid respect to Buddhas and were not places for group sight seeing and profit making".
Falun Gong practitioners in Hamburg protested against the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce during the opening of the Hamburg Summit on September 10th. It was reported that the Chinese Vice-Prime Premier Zhang Dejiang attended the opening reception of the summit.
On September 9th, New Tang Dynasty Division in Barcelona Spain held a press conference. Several agencies attended and spoke in support of the NTDTV, the only Chinese media independent of CCP control.
At Mynttorg Square in Stockholm, Swedish practitioners set up a Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Service Centre and they come here every weekend to help Chinese tourists quit the evil party. On August 30th as the practitioners had just finished setting up, a Chinese woman came and looked at the posters.
"But for this matter (removing organs from live people), nothing has been done and no countries have mentioned it. I think this kind of incompetency is the worst. So I think that I should do something about it. Even if we have ten, a hundred or a thousand people, we should try our best to let people start to pay attention to this matter.”
On August 30th, in Stockholm's financial district, Swedish Falun Gong practitioners placed banners reading "Northern European Quitting the CCP Centre", as well as display boards exposing the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong. A middle-aged woman from China on a business trip stood in front of the display boards watching for a long time.
Subsequent to the cultural night held on August 22nd at Esplanade Park, a cultural atmosphere continued to grow in the park. On August 30th, prior to the end of the Cultural Festival, Falun Gong practitioners in Helsinki again demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises and raised awareness about the CCP's nine years of atrocious persecution.
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