Finland: Candlelight Vigil Mourns Falun Gong Practitioners

Falun Gong practitioners in Finland held a candlelight vigil in front of the Parliament building in Helsinki on the evening of July 18, 2009, to mourn their fellow practitioners in China who paid with their lives for remaining steadfast in the face of brutal persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Candlelight vigil in front of Parliament building in Helsinki

Falun Gong practitioners displayed banners reading "Falun Dafa Is Great" "Disintegrate the CCP--Stop the Persecution" and "Heaven Blesses China--Heaven Eliminates the CCP" in front of the Parliament building. A photo display showcased Falun Gong's wide spread to more than one hundred countries and exposed the CCP's brutal persecution. In solemn music, Falun Gong practitioners lit candles and mourned their fellow practitioners in China who lost their lives for staying steadfast in their beliefs during the brutal persecution. Many passersby were fascinated by this solemn and peaceful scene, and stopped to read introductory fliers. Many tourists from China took pictures of this precious moment.

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