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  • Germany: "We Are with You, and We Support You"

    From October 1 to 4 2009, Falun Gong practitioners held activities to support the movement to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organisations on the square in front of the Cologne Cathedral. After finding out the facts, many people signed their names to support stopping the persecution of Falun Gong and to support those who have withdrawn from the CCP.
  • Turkey: First Middle East Experience Sharing Conference

    The First Middle East Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held on October 24th, 2009 in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Practitioners came from Turkey, Iran, Israel and the United Arab Emirates to participate in the conference.
  • United Kingdom: Promoting Withdrawals from the CCP in London's Chinatown

    October 1, 2009, was the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) rise to power in China. The Service Centre for Quitting the CCP in London held activities in London's Chinatown to give out copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, to urge people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organisations, and to support the 61 million Chinese people that had already renounced the CCP.
  • Sweden: "The CCP's Persecution has Promoted Falun Gong Worldwide!"

    Sweden's largest health expo was held on October 10 and 11, 2009 in Solna, to the north of Stockholm. With miraculous healing power that improves mind and body, Falun Gong is very popular with the Swedish public. Each year the group is invited to demonstrate the exercises.
  • Poland: Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference Successfully Held

    The Poland Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference was held on October 18, 2009 in Warsaw. It was the fifth time that a Fa conference was held in Poland. Seventeen practitioners presented experience-sharing papers. Several told of their tremendous changes both, physical and mental, after taking up Falun Gong.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the Persecution at Manchester City Centre

    On Saturday, October 17, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from northern England went to St. Anne's Square in Manchester to raise awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong in China by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Many signed the petition supporting Falun Gong practitioners and wished that the persecution would end as soon as possible. Showing their support, some offered to buy hot tea for the practitioners.
  • Italy: Divine Land Marching Band Receives a Warm Welcome in Milan

    On October 10th 2009, the European Divine Land Marching Band performed in Milan and caught the attention of Milan's largest national TV media. Along the parade route, the Italian people responded warmly to the band. The band's spirited appearance won praise from the spectators. Almost everyone happily accepted leaflets to learn more about Falun Gong.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Dafa Practitioners Expose the Persecution in Sheffield City Centre

    On Saturday October 10th 2009, several Falun Gong practitioners from the north of England went to the city centre of Sheffield to tell passersby about Falun Gong and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • Spain: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the CCP's Crimes in Front of the Chinese Embassy

    On September 13, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in Madrid to expose the crimes that the CCP has committed and to call for an end to the persecution. At the gathering, several Falun Gong practitioners spoke about the CCP's crimes in its sixty years of ruling China, in particular in persecuting Falun Gong in the last ten years.
  • Germany: "Please Tell Everybody about the Crimes in China"

    A few tourists pointed at the leaflets exposing the CCP's live organ harvesting, saying that such important information should be passed to people all over the world as soon as possible. Someone pointed at the pictures exposing the persecution and asked, "Is this real?" After finding out that all of these were not only real, but also still happening and supported by the CCP, many people voiced their anger.
  • Denmark: During the IOC Summit, Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the CCP Persecution

    On October 1-9, 2009, the 121st Olympic Session and the XIIIth Olympic Congress of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Falun Gong practitioners took this opportunity to introduce Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), and expose the ten-year brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • United Kingdom: Introducing Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution in London's Chinatown

    Practitioners held an activity in Chinatown to introduce Falun Gong and let people know about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s persecution of the practice. The event was also held to express support for the 61 million Chinese people that have quit the CCP.
  • Germany: Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance Art Exhibition Held in Schwetzingen

    It was very clear that people were moved by the art exhibition. Many people said they were deeply touched. Later Father Wolfgang Gaber also came to view the artwork. He was obviously moved and wrote in the visitor's book: "The art exhibition in Melanchthon Haus has awakened us all. How could we ignore such bloody abuse of human rights? ..."
  • Norwegian Political Leaders Receive the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party

    Ahead of Norway's general election, leaders of each party received a special gift – copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, which has been responsible for 60 million people in China quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The leaders said that this kind of information was very much needed.
  • United Kingdom: Learning Falun Gong in Regent's Park, London

    Several new participants arrived at the Regent's Park Falun Gong exercise site on a weekend in September. They had learned about the practice when practitioners held an informational activity and were so interested that they came to learn the exercises. When one lady was asked how she felt after trying Falun Gong for the first time she said emotionally, "Very good. I felt very good, very happy. It's very easy to learn and I believe it's very good for me."