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  • Germany: Saxony Day in Reichenbach Vogtland

    Despite rainy weather, around 300,000 people went to Saxony Day. The celebrations ended with a parade that wound through the entire city. Around 100,000 people watched this parade. Practitioners from different areas in Germany came because this was a great opportunity to tell the truth about the persecution to a large amount of people.
  • Poland: “What you are doing today is really good, really terrific!”

    During a series of events on the days preceding the European Falun Gong Experience Sharing Conference held in Warsaw last month, over 100 MPs signed a petition to support Falun Gong within one day. Besides the recognition and support from political circles and media in Poland, the support from ordinary people also touched Falun Gong practitioners from Europe. On September 21st and 22nd Falun Gong practitioners held a parade and rally in the city centre, which was given widespread coverage by the media.
  • Sweden: Human Rights Torch Relay Receives Massive Support in Gothenburg

    On October 8th, the Human Rights Torch Relay arrived in Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg. MPs from seven different parties gave speeches at the event and many human rights organisations, artists and young athletes were there showing their support. They all condemned the persecution of the Chinese people by the CCP regime.
  • Germany: Exposing the CCP’s Persecution in Stuttgart

    On September 29th, practitioners introduced Falun Gong to the people in Stuttgart. At the same time they exposed the more than eight years of persecution against Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist regime. While one practitioner demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises, some visitors wanted to know where they could learn the practice.
  • Sweden: Human Rights Torch Reaches Malmö

    On the 7th of October, the Global Human Rights Torch arrived in Sweden’s third biggest city, Malmö after leaving the Danish capital Copenhagen. Sydsvenskan (Swedish Southern Daily) TV station and many local newspapers reported on the event. Many politicians and a famous singer came to the event to call for human rights in China.
  • Holland: Human Right Torch Arrives in Dutch Political Capital The Hague

    On October 3rd 2007, the Human Rights Torch Relay initiated by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) arrived in the Netherlands’ political capital The Hague, which was the first stop of the Relay in the Netherlands. Among those who participated in the relay were musicians, poets and representatives from all walks of life.
  • Russia: Dafa Practitioners Receive Warm Welcome in Stavropoly City's 230th Anniversary Celebrations

    Through participating in the city' anniversary celebrations in this special way, practitioners brought Falun Dafa's magnificence to this city. They were warmly welcomed by local residents. After the event was over, Stavropoly City's Cultural and Recreational Park Administration issued a special recognition letter to the Falun Gong practitioners in appreciation of their participation.
  • Denmark: Human Rights Torch Arrives in Copenhagen

    On the 6th of October, the Human Rights Torch was passed from the Netherlands to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. It was a rare sunny day during autumn. All present wore yellow ribbons in support of lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has lost his freedom due to persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and is still being persecuted in China.
  • Belgium: St. Niklaas is Fourth Stop for Human Rights Torch

    October 1st is the National Day of Mourning in China. On this day, the Human Rights Torch Relay arrived at St. Niklaas City, the fourth stop in Belgium, where the sixtieth Peace Festival was just celebrated. The Mayor decided to let the city hall become the recipient of the Torch as a part of the Peace Festival, to express support from the city for human rights in China.
  • United Kingdom: Chinatown Chorus Calls on People to Quit the CCP

    Local choir Tian Yuan Chorus gave a performance in Chinatown, London. This event was to encourage UK people to show concern for the Chinese people in mainland China who have been suffering under a brutal communist dictatorship, and was also to call on the Chinese people to quit the CCP and its related organisations.
  • Germany: Tourists in Ritterhude Concerned about Organ Harvesting in China

    German Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in the German town of Ritterhude. Many tourists were horrified after looking at posters and fliers about the state sponsored, although carefully concealed, forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners that is happening in China, just before the start of the Beijing Olympics.
  • Belgium: Human Rights Torch Relay Arrives in Ostend

    Ostend’s MP Wouter De Vriendt and Great Flanders’ MP Gino De Craemer held the post of ambassadors of the Human Rights Torch Relay in person. They started from the city centre, Wapenplein Square, ran along a big coastal road to today’s main meeting field Deli Harpers Sculpture and attracted the attention of many tourists.
  • Bulgaria: People Enjoy Learning about the Falun Gong Principles and Exercises

    During “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibition” in Sofia, Bulgarian practitioners organised a presentation of Falun Gong and a demonstration of the five sets of exercises in the club “Photo reporter” in the Ministerial Council. Several hundred invitations were sent out and detailed information was sent to the media.
  • Germany: Participants Share Their Thoughts at the Global Torch Relay for Human Rights in Munich

    The torch relay is to protest against the Olympic Games being held in Beijing when such terrible human rights abuses are happening there and among other issues demands the release of adherents of the peaceful meditation practice Falun Gong. A United Nations report regarding torture revealed that 66% of torture victims in China are Falun Gong adherents. According to reports, these people are systematically murdered in Chinese slave labour camps for their organs, which are traded for economic profit in world markets. The torch relay is meant to put pressure on the Chinese Communist regime and bring hope to the people in China.
  • Belgium: Global Human Rights Torch Relay Reaches Brussels

    The Human Rights Torch arrived in Brussels on the 28th of September 2007 after passing through over ten cities in Europe. Belgian senators, athletes, representatives from human rights organisations and citizens gathered at Schunman Square near the European Union to greet the arrival of the Human Rights Torch and witness this historic moment.