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  • Sweden: Falun Gong Parade in Malmo City

    On August 19th, 2006, an annual culture festival opened in Sweden’s third largest city, Malmo. Performing groups from different ethnic origins and different countries participated in the activity, which added a multicultural flavour to the festival. Falun Gong practitioners’ waist-drum troupe and the heavenly beauty dancers attracted people’s attention.
  • Switzerland: The Special Scenery on Muehleplatz Attracts Many People to Find Out about Falun Gong and the Persecution

    “This is one of the approaches for us to stop this persecution; the persecution has spread so widely, like it is operated by mobs, I am not sure if it is useful but I want to try. You are trying hard for this, it’s really good". She also wanted to say to the Chinese people that, “I think we can not turn a blind eye to this, this is very important, we all have seen what had happened during World War II due to people’s silence towards the atrocities. I think it is important for us to take an initiative to stop this atrocity instead of blindly shying away from it.”
  • Austria: Exhibition of Paintings by Falun Gong Practitioners in Amstetten’s City Hall

    From May 26th until May 28th, the international “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” Art Exhibition was held in Amstetten City Hall. The exhibition was advertised in many regional newspapers, a reputable national daily newspaper and also by a regional television station. Many visitors came to see the artwork and signed the comment book.
  • Switzerland: We Will Continue to Hold These Activities until the Persecution has Ended

    On August 19th, 2006, practitioners held monthly activities in Parade Square in downtown Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. They displayed banners reading “The Chinese Communist regime Harvests Organs from Living Humans” in Chinese, German and English, and “Heaven Eliminates the CCP” in Chinese. Some practitioners handed out leaflets in front of the information booth, while others demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises to music behind the display board.
  • United Kingdom: London March Exposes Organ Harvesting Atrocities

    On Saturday August 26th, UK Falun Gong practitioners held a march through central London, letting people know about Falun Gong and the persecution that has been waged against the practice for the last seven years. A particular focus of the parade was letting people know how the CCP harvests organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and sells them for vast profits.
  • Ukraine: Interesting Stories from Mariinskiy Park

    Another event occurred not long ago. It happened to a mother and a one-year-old child when they passed by a practitioner who was distributing Falun Gong materials. The mother wanted to refuse the material, but the child said in decent Chinese, “Falun Dafa is good". The mother was astonished and asked what the child had just said. The practitioner explained to her what the child said was Chinese, meaning “Falun Dafa is good.” After listening to the explanations, the woman accepted the newspaper from the practitioner right away.
  • German Magazine “Der Spiegel”: Human Rights Lawyer Gao Arrested

    Beijing: The official news agency Xinhua reported that the arrest of forty two year old Gao Zhisheng was announced in a brief statement by police in Beijing. “Suspicion of entanglement with criminal activities” was cited as a reason for the arrest. In the past, Gao had been involved in the defence of Christians and Internet dissidents. In addition, he complained about the torture of Falun Gong practitioners, a movement that is prohibited in the People's Republic. He was disbarred last November and placed under police surveillance.
  • Germany: Practitioners Visit Saarlouis and Expose Organ-Harvesting in China

    One passer-by couldn’t contain her tears after hearing that Chinese doctors, who should maintain life, remove organs from live Falun Gong practitioners. They could not believe that these doctors could cruelly commit such crimes. Many gave their signature in the hope that our government would do something to stop such heinous crimes.
  • Czech Republic: Tour of Moravian Cities and Towns

    From August 7th to the 10th, a group of Falun Gong practitioners organised a tour across Moravia to let people know of the ongoing terrors of organ harvesting in China. Everywhere they went they displayed banners and posters exposing the issue and depicting the horrors of the persecution and news about organs being taken from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Austria: International “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” Art Exhibition Exhibited in Schottwien

    From May 18th to May 21st, 2006, the Austrian Arts and Cultural Society ARS CARA, arranged in Schottwien, a small village in Lower Austria, an international art exhibition with the title “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance,” under the theme “Art for Human Rights". There were many visitors for the opening ceremony and a song was performed by a choir.
  • Germany: Sounds of Falun Gong Exercise Music in Jungfernstieg

    On August 11th, 2006, in the afternoon, Falun Dafa exercise filled the streets of Jungfernstieg. Passers-by walked around in an endless stream, they stopped in front of the information boards detailing the CCP's crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Sadness, anger, shock was written on their faces and many signed our petition.
  • Czech Republic: Falun Gong Practitioners Introduce Falun Dafa in Svitavy

    On Friday July 14th, Falun Gong practitioners arrived in the town of Svitavy. Their banners, displayed in an ancient archway, drew the attention of passers-by. That way people of Svitavy could find out about the ancient meditation practice of Falun Gong and its on-going persecution in China. Those who wished to protest against it were encouraged to sign a petition. Other people were given leaflets with information about secret Chinese death camps where many Falun Gong practitioners have their organs removed while still alive.
  • Bulgaria: Exposing the Persecution of Falun Gong in the City of Shumen

    Bulgarian practitioners held a photo exhibition and poster display to promote Falun Gong practice and expose the persecution in the city of Shumen. The practitioners performed the Falun Gong exercises, handed out leaflets with information about the practice, and revealed the facts about the continuing seven year persecution by the Chinese communist regime.
  • Sweden: Exposing the CCP’s Organ Harvesting Crimes during the European Athletics Championship - Part 3

    A Swedish female athlete stood for a very long time listening to what was said about organ harvesting. A practitioner asked her if there is a hope for a Swedish victory in the championships in the evening. She said very firmly: “Who can care about victory after watching these cruelties!” Her genuine heart of concern could not be mistaken.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Entrance is Very Popular in Peace Action Parade

    After seeing the Falun Gong group in the parade, many Germans came to the Falun Gong stand and wanted to know more. After the horrible practice of organ harvesting on live Falun Gong practitioners was revealed, Falun Gong practitioners are trying to expose the CCP’s crimes to the whole world and hope to bring an end to this persecution.