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  • Denmark: Falun Gong Practitioners Remember April 25th

    On the 25th of April, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from Denmark and Sweden held an activity in a square in Copenhagen to commemorate the tenth anniversary of ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealing in Beijing. They also called for an end to the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.
  • United Kingdom: London Practitioners Commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of "April 25" Event

    On April 25 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in the UK held a day-long commemorative activity in London. This included demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises and holding a peaceful protest at the Chinese Embassy, hosting a press conference, and holding a parade through central London and Chinatown.
  • Spain: Remembering the April 25 Appeal

    On the morning of April 25 2009, Dafa practitioners demonstrated in front of the Chinese Embassy in Madrid, Spain to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the April 25 Appeal and to protest the brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • Sweden: Falun Dafa Practitioners Expose the Persecution and Commemorate the April 25 Appeal

    Mr. Li Zhihe is a witness of the peaceful appeal in 1999. He spoke to staff members in the Chinese Embassy through a loudspeaker. He talked about how the 610 Office persecuted him and his family because he went to the State Council Appeals Office to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa.
  • European Parliament Holds Hearing to Condemn Persecution of Falun Gong

    One reason for holding the hearing was that ten years ago in April, Falun Gong, a popular qigong practised by tens of millions of people in China caught the attention of the authorities. The brutal persecution of Falun Gong later started. At least three thousand practitioners have died from torture and abuse and tens of thousands have been imprisoned.
  • Ireland: Falun Gong Practitioners Rally in Dublin to Display the True Picture of History

    On April 25, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners held a rally in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland and afterwards had a candlelight vigil to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the "April 25" peaceful appeal, to mourn for their fellow practitioners who have lost their lives in the persecution by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Mainland China.
  • Germany: Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of the April 25th Appeal

    On April 25 2009, North German Falun Gong practitioners assembled in front of the Hamburg Chinese Embassy and the city centre to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the April 25th Appeal and to protest the CCP's ten-year persecution of Falun Gong. They also called for a joint effort to stop the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Austria: Commemorating the April 25th Appeal

    On April 25 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Austria held activities to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the April 25th Appeal in Vienna and Linz. Many passers-by stopped to look at the display boards and read the leaflets. People signed a petition supporting putting a stop to the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong in China.
  • Belgium: Falun Dafa Practitioners in Brussels Call for an End to the Persecution at April 25 Activity

    On April 24 2009, Belgian Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in front of the Chinese Embassy in Brussels to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the large-scale peaceful appeal in Beijing. Meanwhile, they protested the ten-year-long persecution of Falun Gong and called for an end to the persecution.
  • Italy: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate April 25th Appeal and Call for an End to Persecution

    On April 25 2009, Falun Dafa practitioners from all over Italy went to the Chinese embassy and various famous tourist sites and held commemorative activities related to the "April 25" Appeal. After people learned about the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong, they were touched by the peacefulness and diligence of the practitioners.
  • Switzerland: Practitioners Expose the Persecution to Let More People Learn the Facts

    On April 25, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Switzerland once again went to Bahnhofstrasse, a bustling street in Zurich. They displayed photos depicting the persecution imposed on Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and exposed the CCP's crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
  • France: Practitioners Commemorate the April 25 Appeal

    "April 25" is a special day for Falun Gong practitioners. On this day ten years ago, more than ten thousand practitioners went to Beijing's State Council Appeals Office to peacefully appeal, calling for their basic human right of freedom of belief. Ten years later, French practitioners gathered in Paris to commemorate the April 25 appeal.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate the April 25th Appeal

    On April 25, Falun Gong practitioners from Mannheim held an activity to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the April 25 Appeal at Blankenstrasse. The practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. People happily accepted leaflets and signed their names on a petition to support the practitioners.
  • Poland: Candlelight Vigil Held to Commemorate April 25th Appeal

    Practitioners formed Chinese characters with candles and set up nine wreathes in memory of more than 3,000 practitioners who were tortured to death during the persecution. Many people were shocked; they stopped and asked what had happened. Practitioners spoke with them and passed out leaflets and other information materials.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Now Living in Sweden Recounts April 25, 1999

    As a beneficiary of Falun Gong, I know that lies can only prevail temporarily. However, the Chinese Communist Party's lies were beyond my imagination. On January 23, 2001, the CCP orchestrated the "Tiananmen Square self-immolations." I was shocked. That morning, as soon as I arrived at work, my boss came to me and said, "This morning the whole area near Tiananmen will be under martial law, starting at 10 a.m.. You can't go anywhere for a few days, especially Tiananmen.