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  • Sweden: Practitioners Introduce Falun Dafa in Finspang

    On May 29, The Lions Club, one of the famous charity organisations in Sweden, organised a big spring market in Finspang. Around 800 enterprises participated in the exhibition. Swedish Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate and introduce Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa). The person who was in charge of the activity was happy that Falun Gong practitioners participated.
  • Austria: Exposing the Persecution Against Falun Gong during the Salzburg Art Festival

    From the 30th of May to the 1st of June 2009, Salzburg celebrated the annual Pfingsten holiday. During this time, Falun Gong practitioners in Austria held activities at Residenzplatz in the centre of the city to let people know about Falun Gong and expose the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) atrocities of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Germany: Practitioners Set Up Information Booth at University of Stuttgart

    On May 22, practitioners in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe set up an information booth in the cafeteria of the University of Stuttgart to let people know about Falun Gong, appeal for public support to end the persecution, and raise awareness of the global movement to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • Chinese Tourists in Europe Eagerly Learn the Facts and Quit the CCP

    Ms. Hao and a couple of other volunteers for the European Service Centre for Quitting the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) have been explaining the facts at tour sites and advising Chinese people to quit the CCP for a long time. For example, tourist groups from China come one after another to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. As soon as such a tour bus stops and the bus door opens, the tourists will hear the broadcast of the Service Centre for Quitting CCP from a loudspeaker.
  • Slovakia: Falun Dafa Exercise Instruction DVD Published

    In May 2009, Slovak publishing house CAD Press published Falun Dafa Exercise DVD with Slovak instructions to teach people the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises. The introductory book Falun Gong and main book Zhuan Falun have already been published in Slovakia, and now people in Slovakia have the chance to see a DVD to learn the Falun Gong exercises.
  • Bulgaria: Practitioners Gather for a Parade In Sofia

    On May 23 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from the Balkan Peninsula, Austria, Spain, Ukraine, Germany and the USA, gathered in Sofia for the first ever Falun Gong parade and rally held in the country. Early in the morning they demonstrated the exercises in Boris Garden. The parade started with a peaceful appeal in front of the Chinese embassy in Sofia.
  • Italy: Five Years of Dedication and Persistence – Practitioners in Milan Protest the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong

    Over the past five years, an information booth set up by practitioners could be seen each weekend on the street in Milan, the economic centre of Italy and the world's fashion capital. Practitioners in Milan demonstrate the five sets of Falun Gong exercises, spread the magnificence of Falun Dafa and call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Finland: Falun Gong at Helsinki Global Village Festival

    On May 23rd and 24th 2009, the annual Global Village Festival was held in Helsinki, Finland. Falun Gong practitioners participated in the festival and were given a positive reception. The Global Village Festival is a large scale event with about 50,000 visitors from Finland and many other countries. A few hundred non-governmental organisations and art groups participated.
  • Finland: Exposing the CCP's Live Organ Harvesting at an International Medical Conference in Helsinki

    The 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) was held at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre in the Finnish capital from May 16 to 19, 2009, with over 7,000 doctors from all over the world in attendance. Falun Gong practitioners in Finland came to the venue to distribute leaflets exposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) hideous crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Turkey: Promoting Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution in Ankara

    Before the activities, practitioners talked to the city government officials. They explained the facts and obtained permission to hold the activities. The government officials supported the practitioners, and expressed their opinion that society would be better if there were more people like Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Belgium: Promoting Falun Dafa at the Mano Mundo Festival

    During the weekend of 9 and 10 May 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from Belgium promoted the practice at Mano Mundo, a global intercultural and sustainable festival located in Boom near Antwerp. This year about 87,000 people visited the festival. Many people were informed about the beauty of Falun Dafa, and about the human rights abuses against Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • Belgium: Falun Dafa Spreading Widely Throughout the Country

    In many cities of Belgium, such as Brussels, Gent, Antwerp, Hasselt-Diepenbeek, Sint Truiden, and Leuven, you can see Falun Gong practitioners doing the exercises in parks. In addition, you can read Falun Dafa information at various community activities.
  • Finland : Falun Gong practitioners Expose the CCP’s Persecution

    In the morning of the 24th of April, practitioners gathered opposite the Chinese Embassy and held up banners with slogans such as “Falun Dafa is good” and “Immediately stop persecuting Falun Gong”. They distributed leaflets to those who came to the Embassy for visa applications.
  • Vice President of European Parliament: "It is Time to Put the Chinese Communist Regime on Trial for Genocide"

    The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mr Edward McMillan-Scott, organised a press conference at London's Foreign Press Association recently. He invited experts on China, scholars and Falun Gong practitioners who suffered persecution, to expose the genocidal crimes of the Chinese Communist regime's organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Finland: A tourist said, "Falun Gong can be seen everywhere"

    On April 18, practitioners gathered at the Helsinki central train station, as they have done in the past, and although the fierce wind sometimes blew the banners down and scattered the display boards, the practitioners did not depart. They handed out flyers which explain the true situation of the persecution in China and demonstrated the exercises.