Switzerland: Practitioners Appeal outside Chinese Embassy Against Article 23

On December 22 2002, some Swiss Dafa practitioners overcame many difficulties, and gathered outside Chinese Embassy in Switzerland from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to do the Falun Gong exercises and send forth righteous thoughts [using upright thoughts to purify oneself and the surrounding environment] to join in the worldwide activities against the Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong. Practitioners realize that the Hong Kong government is enacting Article 23 under pressure from Jiang’s regime in Beijing. Article 23 is directly aimed at Falun Dafa and Dafa practitioners and is Jiang’s last-ditch attempt to export the persecution overseas.

It rained all day on December 22 but the practitioners persisted in doing the exercises and sending righteous thoughts in the rain for eight hours. All practitioners were soaked through with muddy water, but were determined to actively reveal the truth through this peaceful appeal to passersby. If getting wet was the price to pay to save innocent people’s lives, then practitioners would gladly do this daily. The official death toll of practitioners in China is 534 but unofficial figures out the death toll in the thousands. If Article 23 was implemented, Jiang Zemin would have free reign to spread this persecution to the free society of Hong Kong.

In general, the activities were successful, with many more people realizing the truth behind the proposed Article 23 legislation.

If you would like to speak out for the freedom of people in Hong Kong, there is an online petition against Article 23 at www.againstarticle23.org/en.

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