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  • Germany: People Learn about Falun Gong During Oktoberfest

    On September 20, 2009, the annual Oktoberfest began in Munich. At the famous Marlin Square, Falun Dafa practitioners from Bayern Province hosted an information day to introduce Falun Dafa, demonstrate the exercises, and expose the persecution. People asked many questions, from what Falun Gong is, why and how Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Gong, to how Chinese people work to stop the persecution.
  • Belgium: 2009 Benelux Fa Conference Held

    A Falun Dafa cultivation experience sharing conference was held on October 4, 2009 in Brussels, Belgium. Twelve practitioners shared their experiences in doing a better job in clarifying the truth. Those attending the Fa conference included new practitioners and veterans who have cultivated for over a dozen years. They were of all ages and walks of life.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the CCP's Persecution at Leeds City Centre

    On Saturday, September 19, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from West Yorkshire in the UK went to the busy Leeds city centre to expose the persecution of Falun Gong happening in China, and at the same time, offer help to Chinese people who wanted to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organisations.
  • Shen Yun Performing Arts: Wonderful and Perfect! 'Everything That China is Worthy Of'

    Upon seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts for the first time as it graced the stage at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, Switzerland, many audience members shared that they were deeply moved by the performances. Mr. Labarthe, a theologian, said he was inspired. "It was wonderful and perfect, very substantial," he said. "The message was very important."
  • Geneva Audiences Touched by Shen Yun Performing Arts: 'Profound and Magnificent!'

    Mr. Dominguez, general manager at a Swiss airline, joined an appreciative audience that resoundingly responded to the world-acclaimed show at Theatre de Leman in Geneva, "Tonight is the first time I have gotten to see this performance. I am really delighted, and I would even say completely amazed at what we have seen here tonight," Mr. Dominguez exclaimed.
  • Germany: On World Children's Day, People Pay Attention to Falun Gong Orphans

    September 20, 2009 is World Children's Day in Germany. On September 19, Falun Gong practitioners held an information day on Kropke Square in Hannover. The theme of the activity was "World Children's Day, Pay Attention to Falun Gong Orphans in China". Dortmund football fans came to the information desk to read posters and sign the petition in support of Falun Gong.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong is Popular at Surbiton Festival

    By noontime the streets were milling with people who were curious to see what was displayed in each stand. Among those who came to the festival, many had the opportunity to see the stall about Falun Gong. They saw the gentle exercises, and were very interested to come to the free weekly session held in the local gardens.
  • Epoch Times: Violin Virtuoso Showers Shen Yun with Praise

    "It's absolutely magical," said Armène Stakian, a professional violinist, who obtained a Premier Prix de Virtuosité from the Geneva Conservatory of Music followed by a Premier Prix and Diplôme Supérieur, from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels. She was full of praise for the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts debut performance held Tuesday evening at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, September 29.
  • Geneva's Audience Members Resonate to the Beauty of Shen Yun: 'Really Wonderful, Spectacular!'

    They were amazed by the energy, expressiveness and beauty exuding from the dancers, musicians and singers. "The beauty of the dance is really wonderful. The music, the singers, and, of course, the dancing. The expressiveness – how feelings are expressed through dance. I am very sensitive to that," Ms. Milenkovich said. "And to the energy, such energy."
  • Denmark: Falun Gong Practitioners Attend the Annual Skive Lobet

    On September 20, 2009, the annual Skive Lobet was held in Slive, which is in Jutland in northwest Denmark. Several thousand people took part in the many different programmes. Denmark Falun Gong practitioners came to introduce people to Falun Gong. The sun shone as practitioners demonstrated the five exercises to music.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest in Front of Chinese Consulate in Munich

    On October 1st, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Munich, Germany held a peaceful protest against the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution in front of the Chinese Consulate. They raised banners reading, "Falun Dafa" and exposed the CCP's organ harvesting crimes against Falun Gong practitioners. Their protest was supported by the German people.
  • Geneva Audiences Enthusiastically Welcome the Return of Shen Yun Performing Arts: "Magnificent and Exceptional!"

    Shen Yun Performing Arts made its 2009 début to Europe in the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva on Tuesday September 29. Mr. Claude Proz, the manager of the theatre which has been hosting the New York-based Shen Yun for the past three years, said he would be glad to welcome Shen Yun every year. "It's magnificent, it's a spectacle, and I'm delighted it's coming back and I'll be delighted that's it's showing tomorrow and after tomorrow. I thought it was exceptional!"
  • Geneva Audiences Praise Shen Yun's Presentation of China's Ancient Culture

    Shen Yun Performing Arts dazzled and astounded Geneva audiences three nights in a row at the Théâtre du Léman last week. Mr. Labadi, a real estate agent, praised Shen Yun for its presentation of China's rich and ancient culture. "I find that we don't talk enough about China's past. In the West we see the Egyptian past, we see the Roman past, and we know the modern China, but we don't know the past of China," he said.
  • Epoch Times: Shen Yun Artists Are "First class," Says President of Grand Council of Geneva

    Mr. Eric Leyvraz, president of the Grand Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, attended the performance of the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts at Théâtre du Léman in Geneva on Tuesday along with his wife. Mr. Leyvraz said the show was so fantastic that they did not feel the passage of time. "The artists are first class, really it is fantastic," he said, adding that show is a "high quality" performance.
  • Germany: Raising Awareness of Chinese Communist Party Atrocities before Germany's General Election

    Political candidate and TV station reporter Astrid Freudenstein said that when she taught at a university, she heard of serious human rights abuses by the CCP and its persecution of people with religious belief. She was shocked to know this time that the Chinese Communist regime even harvested organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for lucrative profits. She said she would take a copy of all the information materials home and read them carefully.