UK: Falun Dafa Practitioners Gathered Opposite the Chinese Embassy to Mourn Practitioners Who Have Been Tortured to Death in China

After hearing the news that in the last 22 days there have been 20 Falun Gong practitioners tortured to death, practitioners from London and the southeast of England gathered opposite the Chinese Embassy to mourn them. The activities started on Saturday morning.

The Chinese Embassy in London is located very near, only a few minutes walk, from the busy shopping area of Oxford Street. Because it was a Saturday in the New Year period, many people had driven from other areas inside and outside of London for shopping in Oxford Street. When they passed the Chinese embassy, they saw peaceful and auspicious practitioners either doing exercises or doing the righteous thoughts meditation.

At the place where we gathered there is a set of traffic lights. When the red light is on cars all stopped. People opened windows asking for Dafa leaflets. Quite often practitioners had to run, like with wings on their feet, to deliver leaflets to each driver before the lights changed. There were also people who blew their car horns to show their sympathy and support. A motorcyclist stopped specially to sign the petition form. A man passing by said to a practitioner, “Whatever you are doing I support you although I do not know much about Falun Gong”. Many kind people said to us, “Good luck”.

Three people who came from China asked for directions from a practitioner. She explained to them with patience and gave them truth clarifying materials. She also told them: “Falun Gong practitioners cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. What you see people are doing now are exercises of Falun Gong”. They were all very friendly to her. From their eyes, she saw their desire to know the truth. They listened carefully. She also said to them, “You should read all these materials carefully and you will benefit from it. After you get back to China, you can also tell other people the truth of Falun Gong and its situation outside China”. A big group of Chinese people came out of the Embassy while we were doing our sitting exercises. Some of them stopped and watched us.

From time to time, some teenagers who are usually trouble makers came in cars while making noises. After receiving Falun Gong materials some of them became quiet

The activities will be held on 2 consecutive days.

Practitioners from the UK

13 January 2002

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