Local Events

  • Turkey: Falun Gong Is Warmly Welcomed at the Mersin Festival

    The 2005 Mersin Festival was held on September 17th. Located in southern Turkey, Mersin is famous for its fruit and known as the “Home of Oranges”. Turkish Falun Gong practitioners were invited to attend the festivities. They drew a lot of attention from the participants and became the most prominent focus of the festivities.
  • France: Activity on Place de la Porte Maillot Receives Warm Public Support

    As part of a tour of Paris to let people know about Falun Gong, French Falun Gong practitioners went to Place de la Porte Maillot in the 17th district of Paris. Leaflets about Falun Gong in different languages broke the language barrier and made it very easy for people from different countries to learn about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China.
  • Sweden: “This is exactly what I am looking for!”

    On September 24th, an annual cultural festival was held in Norrkoping, Sweden. Falun Gong practitioners were invited to take part. The practitioners introduced the practice with a demonstration of the Falun Gong exercises and let people know about the persecution through a poster exhibition and by making origami lotus flowers that people could take away with them.
  • Slovakia: Falun Gong Well Received at an Esoteric Festival

    On September 25th, Falun Gong practitioners from Slovakia participated in an esoteric festival held by the Cultural Information Centre of Bratislava and many people were interested in the free Falun Gong class. People also had the opportunity to learn more about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners happening in China and many people signed the petition.
  • Ukraine: "When all Chinese People have Awakened, the Chinese Communist Party will Disassemble"

    Ukrainian people used to be suppressed by the Soviet Communist Party and know very well that the Communist Party is an evil thing. They greatly supported the exposure of the evil spectre of Communism and expressed their happiness and support for the large-scale withdrawal from the Party that is happening right now in China.
  • Belgium: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Anti-torture Exhibition and Draw Attention to the Plight of the Orphans of Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners

    On Saturday, September 17th, a trade fair opened its doors in Ghent, Belgium. China’s Hebei province was the trade fair's special guest. On the same day, Falun Dafa practitioners organised a anti-torture exhibition in Ghent to expose the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China and Hebei province in particular.
  • Holland: Exhibition of Photographs Helps People Learn about the Persecution of Falun Dafa

    On September 24th, Falun Gong practitioners from Holland held an anti-torture photo exhibition and collected petition signatures calling for the chief instigator of the persecution of Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin, to be brought to justice. Many passers by expressed their shock at the extreme cruelty of the persecution and signed the petition one after another.
  • United Kingdom: British Major at Edinburgh Art Exhibition Reveals Interference by Chinese Consulate in Scotland

    The first visitor was Major Brian Leishman, former organiser of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh Cavalcade. He commended the exhibition and remembered the year when Falun Gong won the community prize for the first time at the Cavalcade and the despicable act of the Chinese consulate demanding Falun Gong’s dismissal.
  • Norway: Anti-Torture Exhibition Receives Great Support in Stavanger

    On the second Saturday in September, Falun Gong practitioners in Norway arranged an Anti-Torture Exhibition in Stavanger to make people aware of the brutal persecution against Falun Gong, which has lasted six years. Today, it is confirmed that 2,781 practitioners, both old and young, have been tortured to death at the hands of the Chinese authorities.
  • Germany: The Hamme Festival Becomes a Showcase for Falun Gong and the Situation in China

    Once a year, the inhabitants of Ritterhude (a small town in Northern Germany) and its surrounding towns meet to enjoy music, celebrate, search the flea market for treasures, light lanterns and to watch a big fireworks display. This year, the Falun Gong practitioners from Northern Germany also participated for three full days.
  • Finland: Falun Gong Photo Exhibition Tours Lapland (Part 3)

    During Spring 2005, we contacted several libraries in Lapland and made enquiries about holding a Falun Gong photo exhibition. Several librarians were interested to hold an exhibition during the spring and summer. Most of them knew about Falun Gong already and those who didn’t were interested to hold the exhibition and find out more.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong Practitioners Invited to Participate in the Cowley Festival in Oxford

    From the 10th of September, the week-long annual Cowley Festival was held in Oxford, UK. On the 17th, Falun Gong practitioners from Oxford and neighbouring cities participated in the Cowley Festival by invitation from the organising committee. Practitioners demonstrated Falun Gong exercises and gave several performances.
  • Sweden: Promoting Falun Gong at a Museum in Udevalla

    On Saturday September 3rd, the Adult Educational Association held open house at Bohuslans Museum in Udevalla to showcase the different courses and study circles that are included in their programme. Falun Gong was also included in their programme. Practitioners were just outside the entrance, a great spot to be seen by all the visitors as they demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises to music. They distributed pamphlets and people who wanted to sign the petition against the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China did so solemnly and sincerely.
  • France: Letting People in the Sixteenth District of Paris Know About Falun Gong

    On September 17th, 2005, French Falun Gong practitioners gathered signatures and talked to people about Falun Gong at the Place de Passy in the western sixteenth district of Paris. The busy streets also brought us into contact with many people who had the chance to listen to the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution taking place in China.
  • Finland: Falun Gong Receives a Warm Welcome in Jyväskylä

    On the 3rd and 4th of September, 2005, Falun Gong was introduced at a health fair in Jyväskylä. Around one thousand people visited the fair. Practitioners from Tampere, Turku, Kemi and Jyväskylä took part in this activity. People showed great concern for Falun Gong practitioners in China who are in the midst of a most inhuman persecution.