Practitioners' Words, Peaceful Protests, Exhibitions and Cultural Events, Local Events, Press Conferences , Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Denmark: "Everybody Who Knows the Facts Will Be Against This Inhuman Persecution."

    On June 28, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners set up poster boards on City Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, to introduce Falun Gong and expose the persecution of the practice in China. This activity was not new to the local people. Every weekend this group of peaceful individuals practise the Falun Gong exercises in beautiful King's Park.
  • Germany: "I Must Study This, It's Such a Good Practice!"

    A young German man was drawn in by the practitioners' demonstration of the meditation movements. After learning about Falun Gong, he asked to learn the exercises right away. In a short five minutes, he was able to sit in the proper double lotus position and learned the fifth exercise. After finishing, he said, "Since it is such a good practice, I must continue to learn it."
  • Slovakia: CCP's Organ Harvesting Against Falun Gong Exposed during Chinese Leader Visit

    On 18th June 2009, Chinese leader Hu Jintao went to Bratislava and there were protests about human rights abuses in China. Several NGOs took part in the protests and many media reported on it. People stopped to watch a re-enactment of the organ harvesting the CCP is perpetrating against Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Switzerland: Condemning the Persecution to Oppose Tyranny and for Love of China

    On June 20 2009, many people who passed by the middle bridge in Basel, Switzerland noticed the poster exhibition at the foot of the bridge. The posters included photos of Falun Gong group exercises around the world and of practitioners tortured by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Having seen the exhibits, many passersby talked to the practitioners to find out more.
  • France: Dafa Practitioners Perform at Paris Musical Festival

    On June 21 2009, when a Musical Festival was held in Paris, a band composed of Falun Gong practitioners played beautiful music at the Fountain of the Innocents in Paris' city centre, which attracted many Parisians and tourists from all over the world.
  • Finland: Practitioners Protest During CCP Vice Premier's Visit

    On the morning of June 26 2009, Falun Gong practitioners held banners opposite the President's Office, protesting the CCP's persecution against Falun Gong. Many practitioners participating in the event had suffered persecution when they were in China, some were personally detained, some practitioners' relatives died as a result of the persecution.
  • United Kingdom: Promoting Falun Gong at the Glasgow Art Festival

    On Sunday June 14 2009, the annual art festival was held in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. It was a beautiful day with bright sunshine. Falun Gong practitioners from Scotland and northern England attended the festival and demonstrated the beauty of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa).
  • Croatia: Peaceful Protest to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong during Hu Jintao's Visit

    Practitioners gathered on Zagreb's main square, handed out flyers and demonstrated the exercises. This peaceful gathering drew a lot of media attention. Most people had never heard about Falun Gong and were shocked to see the images of practitioners being tortured in China. The question on everyone's lips was, "Why are these people tortured?"
  • Germany: It is wonderful to have Falun Gong practitioners in the community!

    On June 14, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners set up an information stand at a community festival in Lindenau, to introduce Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), a cultivation practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Falun Gong practitioners' information stand stood out in the crowd. Many people were attracted by the practice.
  • Turkey: Promoting Falun Gong at a Local Community Festival

    On the afternoon of June 7th 2009, Falun Gong practitioners took part in the Arnavutkoy Festival in the Besiktas District of Istanbul. They also gave a musical performance and handed out paper lotus flowers and flyers to introduce Falun Gong to the attendees. Many people expressed interest in Falun Gong and asked practitioners for more information.
  • Finland: Practitioners in Helsinki Introduce Falun Dafa and Expose the Persecution in China

    On June 13th, Finnish practitioners held their regular activity in Helsinki. A young man came to the table with a smile, saying, "You are doing very well." He signed the petition condemning the CCP's persecution then said to the practitioners, "You are doing so well, so wonderful." He then discussed with his companions and watched the practitioners exercising quietly.
  • Germany: Information Day Held in Darmstadt

    On June 13, Falun Gong practitioners in Darmstadt, Germany, held a Falun Dafa Information Day, letting people know more about Falun Gong and exposing the persecution in China. Many tourists were attracted to the exercise demonstration. They accepted flyers and signed the anti-persecution petition. Some of them also wanted to learn the exercises.
  • Switzerland: People of Zurich Call for an End to the Persecution

    During the all day activity, some Chinese and Tibetans from China came to visit and they renounced the CCP right on the spot. A young man accepted a copy of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and some other materials. When asked about quitting CCP, he said happily that he had done that already. Some said they had already quit the CCP in China.
  • Germany: People in Freiburg Show Their Support for Falun Gong – "We Wish You Success!"

    On June 13 2009, Falun Gong practitioners went to Freiburg im Breisgau, a popular sightseeing city for tourists. They held an activity in the city centre to raise awareness about Falun Gong and expose the brutal ten-year persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Many people signed a petition to support Falun Gong after learning about the situation.
  • Turkey: Truth, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibition Brings Grace to the “City of Great Forbearance”

    From June 1st to 3rd 2009, the Truth, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibition was successfully held in one of Turkey’s cities, Antakya, which usually has the beautiful name of “the city of great forbearance”. The event received favourable comments from the local people of all backgrounds. Some important local media reported on this exhibition.