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  • Sweden: A Series of Activities to Mark Ten Years of Resisting the Persecution

    In order to call for an end to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) decade-long persecution of Falun Gong, practitioners in Sweden held a car tour, stopping in a number of cities to hold activities. The tour started from Copenhagen on July 11th 2009 before moving into Sweden and stopping in various cities where people signed a petition calling for an end to the persecution.
  • Iceland: Protesting Ten Years of Persecution at the Chinese Embassy

    On 20th July 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Iceland protested in front of the Chinese Embassy. They called for an end to the ten years of persecution that the Chinese communist Party (CCP) has waged against Falun Gong practitioners. The practitioners talked to passersby about the Falun Gong practice and the CCP's horrendous human rights abuses.
  • Germany: "Falun Gong is the Chinese People's Pride"

    July 20, 2009, marked the tenth year of the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. To stop the CCP's atrocities, Falun Gong practitioners in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany held a Falun Dafa Information Day on July 20 to call for an end of the inhumane persecution.
  • Prague Post: Woman Tells of Life in Chinese Labour Camp

    'Xiong Wei spent two years in a Chinese labour camp. In Prague for a July 20 exhibition and candlelight vigil commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the Chinese government's banning of Falun Gong, Xiong recounted her experiences that quickly took her from work in Germany to a daylight kidnapping on the streets of Beijing.'
  • Belgium: Practitioners Gather at the Stock Exchange in Brussels and Call to End the Persecution

    On July 17 2009, Falun Gong practitioners held an event in front of the famous Stock Exchange in downtown Brussels, calling people from all walks of life to pay attention to the brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese communist Party (CCP), which has lasted ten years, and to stop the persecution.
  • President of a Swedish Human Rights Organisation Publicly Condemns the Persecution of Falun Gong

    "Ten years of the persecution of Falun Gong in China have already passed. Ten years of illegal detention, cruel torture, and forced labour. Ten years of brainwashing propaganda and lies have passed. During these ten years, Falun Gong practitioners have never adopted violence, but have simply and peacefully asked to be allowed the freedom of belief."
  • Russia: District Secretary for Culture in Moscow – "Truth, Compassion and Forbearance Can Be Seen in Each Painting"

    Recently, the Truth-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition began a month-long tour in the Russian capital of Moscow. At the National Gallery, the exhibition has attracted people from all walks of life. MP Waquar Beauvoir, who attended the opening ceremony in the Moscow District said, "The International Art Exhibition is bright, and makes you feel good."
  • France: Quit the CCP Activity in Paris

    On June 22, 2009, the French "Quit the CCP" Service Centre sponsored an assembly in Bellville, Paris, to support the 56 million people that have quit the CCP and its affiliated organisations. They also provided the Chinese living in Paris with services and consultation to help them quit.
  • Belgium: Activities Held to Protest the Persecution

    In July 2009, Falun Gong practitioners held activities in Brussels at La Bourse Plaza, in front of the Chinese Embassy, and in Chinatown, and in Antwerp in Chinatown to protest the 10-year-long persecution. On July 11, practitioners held activities in Chinatown in Antwerp, the second largest city in Belgium, to protest the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Italy: Falun Gong Practitioners Call for an End to the Persecution

    On July 19 and 21, Falun Gong practitioners from Italy held activities in front of the Chinese Embassy and the Italian Parliament, calling for an end to the 10-year-long persecution of Falun Gong. They also called upon the Italian government to recognise the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and help end the persecution.
  • United Kingdom: Rally Held on Parliament Square to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Persecution

    On July 20 2009, UK Falun Gong practitioners rallied in the square adjacent to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong. Their activities attracted the attention of UK politicians and the general public.
  • Netherlands: Practitioners Introduce Falun Gong in Gouda

    Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in Gouda, a small town in West Netherlands, on July 4, 2009. Many people learned about Falun Gong and the persecution of Falun Gong in China. They couldn't see why the Chinese Communist Party would persecute innocent Falun Gong practitioners. They asked about how they could help to stop it.
  • Italy: Rally Held in Front of the Chinese Consulate in Milan to Mark Ten Years of Persecution

    On the 20th of July 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Italy held a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Milan to protest the brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which has lasted ten years.
  • Austria: Practitioners Expose the CCP's Ten-year Persecution of Falun Gong

    It has been 10 years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong. On July 16, 2009, Austrian Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in Vienna to expose the brutal persecution still taking place in China. The head of the Austrian Falun Dafa Association called on all media outlets to focus on the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Denmark: Copenhagen Rally Marks Ten Years of Resisting the Persecution

    Ten years ago, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a systematic and unprecedented persecution of Falun Dafa. Dafa practitioners in northern European countries have been holding a series of activitiesto call for an end to the persecution in China. On the afternoon of July 11, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners held a parade in Copenhagen.