Practitioners' Words, Peaceful Protests, Exhibitions and Cultural Events, Local Events, Press Conferences , Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Spain: Practitioners Introduce Falun Gong to Children in a School in Zaragoza

    Falun Gong is now increasingly well-known. In the Spanish city Zaragoza, the principal of a public school La Estrella was pleased to agree that Falun Gong would be introduced during the school's Culture Week program. After the activities, the children waved, saying, "Bye bye! Please come again soon!"
  • United Kingdom: World Falun Dafa Day Celebrations in London

    Practitioners dressed in golden yellow Tang Dynasty costume performed flowing exercises as dozens of onlookers gathered to watch the Falun Dafa Day activities on Saturday May 10th on the North Terrace, Trafalgar Square, London. A rainbow of coloured balloons arched over a royal blue banner which read: “Celebrating the 16th anniversary of Falun Dafa”.
  • Denmark: April 25th, a Date Impossible to Forget

    On April 25th nine years ago, an event occurred in Beijing that amazed the world. Over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners, according to the rights bestowed by the Chinese Constitution charter, gathered outside the State Council Appeals Office located near Zhongnanhai, the central government compound. Ms. Chen was there and experienced the entire process. Although nearly nine years have passed, it still remains fresh in her memory.
  • Norway: Rally to Commemorate the April 25th Appeal and Raise Awareness about the Persecution of Falun Gong

    On April 25th, 2008, it happened to be a sunny day with a clear sky in Bodo, a city in Northern Norway in the Arctic Circle. Local Falun Gong practitioners got together to practise the Falun Gong exercises and display photos depicting Falun Gong's spread around the world and the cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. The activities commemorated the incident nine years ago when over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealed at the Appeal Office of the State Council in Beijing.
  • Sweden: Falun Gong Practitioners and Amnesty International Members Expose the Evil Acts of the CCP

    On the afternoon of April 30th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners from Rebro, along with some Amnesty International members, set up a display together in the middle of the downtown area of Stortorget, in order to raise awareness about the crimes of persecution of Chinese people by the evil CCP. Amnesty were collecting signatures to appeal for the rescue of Falun Gong practitioner Bu Dong Wei.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate April 25th

    On April 26th, 2008, U.K. Falun Gong practitioners held a rally and parade in London to commemorate the peaceful appeal at the State Appeal Office in Beijing on April 25th, 1999, and urged the international community to help put an end to the nine year long persecution against Falun Gong. The activities lasted for five hours and attracted much attention.
  • The Netherlands: Reaching People in the Southern Province of Limburg

    The two towns of Heerlen and Hoensbroek in The Netherlands granted Falun Gong practitioners participation in two important events. The activities were to expose the atrocities and crimes by the Chinese Communist Party against Falun Gong practitioners in China and most recently the pre-Olympic mass arrest of practitioners.
  • Italy: Remembering the April 25 Appeal at the Rome Chinese Embassy Protest

    Falun Gong practitioners in Italy protested near the Chinese Embassy in Rome to commemorate the April 25th appeal and to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 9 years of human rights abuses against Falun Gong. The practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises and displayed banners.
  • Czech Republic: Nine Years After the April 25 Appeal, Falun Dafa Practitioners Protest at the Prague Chinese Embassy

    Czech practitioners protested in front of the Chinese Embassy to call for an end to the persecution of their fellow practitioners in China. The protest was to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the April 25 Appeal and draw attention to escalation of the persecution in China during the run-up to the Olympics.
  • Finland: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate the April 25 Appeal in Front of the Chinese Embassy

    Representatives of Falun Gong practitioners at the gathering in Finland said they are strongly protesting the CCP's brutal nine-year persecution of Falun Gong, especially the organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners for money. They called for an immediate stop to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Germany: Divine Performing Arts Closes European Tour with Successful Performance in Munich

    Divine Performing Arts presented its last performance in Europe on April 19th, 2008. In all, Divine Performing Arts presented 45 shows in 18 European cities. When Qi Xiaochun, the Erhu instrumentalist, played the last note, the people were so deeply engaged by the music that there was a moment of silence before she was greeted with thunderous applause. Many people lined up to buy tickets before the performance and hoped they would not miss it.
  • France: French Practitioners Commemorate April 25th

    On the night of April 25th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners in France gathered on the Parvis de la Liberté et des droits de l’homme opposite the Eiffel Tower in Paris to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the historic event on April 25th in 1999 when over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealed in Beijing.
  • Denmark: Danish Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate April 25th

    On the afternoon of April 25th, 2008, Danish Falun Gong practitioners arrived at the Chinese Embassy to mark nine years since the peaceful appeal by over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing. More than 3000 Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted to death and the CCP is now using the Olympic Games to increase the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Germany: Commemorating April 25th in Düsseldorf

    April 25th 1999 is an unforgettable and significant date for Falun Gong practitioners. Nine years ago, over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners went to Zhongnanhai to conduct a peaceful appeal to ask the government to release a group of illegally arrested Falun Gong practitioners in Tianjin city. From that day on, practitioners began peacefully protesting to obtain justice for their belief.
  • Ireland: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold an Activity Commemorating April 25th

    On the ninth anniversary of April 25th, 1999, Falun Gong practitioners from Ireland held a candlelight vigil and petition outside the Chinese Embassy to commemorate April 25th. Practitioners unfurled two large Chinese and English banners reading 'The World Needs Zhen Shan Ren (Truth Compassion Tolerance)' and 'Stop persecuting Falun Gong'. They protested against the brutality of the CCP peacefully and with reason, asking for the CCP to immediately stop persecuting Falun Gong and for them to release all the Falun Gong practitioners who have been illegally imprisoned.