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  • United Kingdom: Car Tour Through York Exposes the Persecution of Falun Gong

    In order to let more British people know about the CCP's trade in organs harvested from living Falun Gong practitioners, four UK Falun Gong practitioners carried out a car tour in York County. A few days before we started our tour, practitioners stayed up late day after day, preparing nearly one thousand letters, in order to arrange proper meetings.
  • Belgium: Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition Held in the Famous Historic City of Gent

    In August, The Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition arrived in the famous city of Gent. This is the third time the exhibition has been held in Belgium. Bert Anciaux, the Minister of Culture expressed in his letter that he hoped the Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition would be a huge success.
  • Ireland: Irish Practitioners Congratulate the Establishment of the Ethiopian Falun Gong Association

    The whole body of practitioners in Ireland would like to congratulate the establishment of the Ethiopian Falun Gong Association. We wish that fellow practitioners in Ethiopia can build upon the foundation of good Fa-study and do well the three things Master has told us to do. Cooperate with each other, cultivate oneself and at the same time save more sentient beings. Let the glory of Dafa illuminate throughout the land of Africa, bringing boundless brilliance and blessing to the people of Africa.
  • Russia: Falun Gong Practitioners in Kastroma Introduce Falun Dafa and Expose the Persecution Near the Volga River

    Local Falun Gong practitioners recently spent a day by the Volga River in the city of Kastroma. Some practitioners taught people how to make paper lotus flowers and chatted to them about the practice and the situation in China. They also erected posters and displays exposing the persecution, and the live organ harvesting in particular.
  • Germany: Practitioners Rally in Munich to Support the Twelve Million Withdrawals from the CCP and its Affiliated Organisations

    As soon as information boards and a surgery table for the reenacted harvest of organs from living victims were set up, people immediately came over to ask about it. Upon hearing the crimes committed by the CCP and that the CCP persecutes its own citizens, people were shocked and indignant, and many signed our petition to voice their support.
  • Finnish Media (Hufvudstadsbladet): Falun Gong practitioners protest against the CCP's persecution

    On the 23rd of July, Finland’s main newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet published an article about Finland’s Falun Gong practitioners in Helsinki protesting against the Chinese Communist Party’s seven year long persecution of Falun Gong entitled: “Falun Gong Practitioners Protest against the Persecution”. Finnish Falun Gong practitioners are worried about people not paying enough attention to the illegal organs trade in China. Falun Gong practitioner Sinikka Sutakan says: “People find it very difficult to believe that such cruel things are still going on”.
  • Russia: Practitioners from St.Petersburg Let People at Tourist Attractions Know about Falun Dafa

    Falun Gong practitioners from St. Petersburg held an activity in Alexander Gardens, which attracted many visitors. Many were interested in the “World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance” banner and a photo exhibition organised by practitioners. People read the information boards carefully, took leaflets and chatted with practitioners.
  • Germany: Letting People Know about Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution During the Dresden Town Festival

    2006 is the year of Dresden’s 800th anniversary celebration. A culture festival was held between July 21st and 23rd and was an important part of the 800th anniversary. Some of the visitors held deep discussions with the practitioners. Many signed a petition for the rescue of Falun Gong practitioner Wang Xiaoyan in China.
  • Finland: Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition Held in Helsinki

    From the 1st to the 10th of August, 2006, the fourth Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition in Finland was held in Kannelmki Library in Helsinki. Some of the artists have been illegally detained and persecuted in Mainland China. Library staff became the first visitors and afterwards they all said the exhibition was very good.
  • Bulgaria: Support for Practitioners from the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

    The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) supported Falun Gong practitioners in Bulgaria. This happened during a press conference organised on July 20th, 2006, marking seven years of the persecution of Falun Gong in China by the Communist regime. During the event Mrs. Juliana Metdieva, Editor-in-Chief of the BHC magazine “Objective”, gave a speech. She said that the persecution of Falun Gong is the cruelest crime. She added that Falun Gong is a unique way for people to live a harmonious, adequate and natural life.
  • Germany: Falun Gong at Dresden’s “Zwinger”

    July 2nd, 2006, was a scorching day. Many visitors that came to enjoy Dresden’s 800th birthday preferred shady areas. The temporary stage and the spectator area in the eastern section of the Zwinger were smack in the middle of the blazing sun. A small area that was lucky to get some shade from the baroque buildings was filled with people, while barely anyone stood in the sun drenched spectator area. Our European Falun Gong choir first stayed in the sun, but then also retreated to under the arches of the stairs in front of the Eastern exit.
  • Scotland: Practitioners Held a Parade in Edinburgh to Protest against Organ Harvesting

    On August 5th, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners held a parade in Edinburgh to protest against organ harvesting and called for an end to the persecution of the practice in China. Falun Gong practitioners also collected signatures for the petition against the persecution on several street corners. Many people signed the petition and wished the practitioners good luck.
  • Spain: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the Truth about Falun Gong to the Chinese Community

    ...Nevertheless, the elderly man did not stop his accusation but argued for the CCP’s narrow theory of nationalism. Two people in the crowd stood by his side and said some bad words. They even went up to snatch practitioners’ leaflets, tore them up and threw them on the ground. The police on duty took the two Chinese people aside, asked them questions, and recorded their names. The Falun Gong practitioners said after the event that these people had been poisoned too deeply by the CCP’s evil and extreme theory of so-called nationalism...
  • European Media Reports that European Union Should Adjust the Unbalanced Relationship with Communist China

    A report in the “European Voice” said that the excessively weak stand of the European Union in free trade against China is very disappointing. The report also pointed out that the same situation happened in the human rights issues too. Not only is the dialogue between China and the European Union weak, but so is it between China and the fifteen European countries (including Norway and Switzerland). China has greatly enhanced its defense ability in international negotiation; however, in fact its human right situation has not truly improved. The recent incident of a large number of Falun Gong practitioners being forced to “donate” organs is an obvious example.
  • Germany: Revealing the Persecution of Falun Dafa to the People of Frankfurt

    To mark the beginning of the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China, Falun Gong practitioners from Frankfurt held activities from July 20th until the 22nd at the Chinese Consulate and in the busy outdoor shopping area on Zeil Strasse in Frankfurt. Passers-by and visitors to the Consulate also received fliers and were asked to sign a petition to end the persecution. Many commented, “I can’t believe that this is happening in today’s world!”