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

  • Italy: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate April 25th Appeal and Call for an End to Persecution

    On April 25 2009, Falun Dafa practitioners from all over Italy went to the Chinese embassy and various famous tourist sites and held commemorative activities related to the "April 25" Appeal. After people learned about the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong, they were touched by the peacefulness and diligence of the practitioners.
  • Switzerland: Practitioners Expose the Persecution to Let More People Learn the Facts

    On April 25, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Switzerland once again went to Bahnhofstrasse, a bustling street in Zurich. They displayed photos depicting the persecution imposed on Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and exposed the CCP's crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
  • France: Practitioners Commemorate the April 25 Appeal

    "April 25" is a special day for Falun Gong practitioners. On this day ten years ago, more than ten thousand practitioners went to Beijing's State Council Appeals Office to peacefully appeal, calling for their basic human right of freedom of belief. Ten years later, French practitioners gathered in Paris to commemorate the April 25 appeal.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate the April 25th Appeal

    On April 25, Falun Gong practitioners from Mannheim held an activity to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the April 25 Appeal at Blankenstrasse. The practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. People happily accepted leaflets and signed their names on a petition to support the practitioners.
  • Poland: Candlelight Vigil Held to Commemorate April 25th Appeal

    Practitioners formed Chinese characters with candles and set up nine wreathes in memory of more than 3,000 practitioners who were tortured to death during the persecution. Many people were shocked; they stopped and asked what had happened. Practitioners spoke with them and passed out leaflets and other information materials.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Now Living in Sweden Recounts April 25, 1999

    As a beneficiary of Falun Gong, I know that lies can only prevail temporarily. However, the Chinese Communist Party's lies were beyond my imagination. On January 23, 2001, the CCP orchestrated the "Tiananmen Square self-immolations." I was shocked. That morning, as soon as I arrived at work, my boss came to me and said, "This morning the whole area near Tiananmen will be under martial law, starting at 10 a.m.. You can't go anywhere for a few days, especially Tiananmen.
  • European Parliament Hosts Public Hearing about Falun Gong to Commemorate "April 25" Appeal

    This year marks the tenth anniversary of the "April 25" peaceful appeal by Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing. On April 15th, Vice President of the European Parliament Mr Edward McMillan-Scott initiated an international public hearing about the lack of freedom of belief in China. Through their own personal experiences as well as some independent investigations,participants analysed the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong and appealed for an end to the persecution.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong Practitioners Call for End to the Persecution on Tenth Anniversary of April 25 Appeal

    On April 25, 1999, ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners appealed peacefully at the National Appeals Office in Beijing. On the tenth anniversary of the April 25 Appeal, Falun Gong practitioners in Great Britain held a peaceful protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in London, calling for an end to the persecution by the CCP, and to mourn their fellow practitioners in China who have died from the persecution.
  • Holland: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate the April 25th Appeal

    On April 24, 2009, practitioners in Holland gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in The Hague to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the April 25th appeal and protest CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong. On the morning of April 24, practitioners performed the exercises in front of the Chinese Consulate to protest the CCP's violence.
  • Turkey: Candlelight Vigil Commemorating the April 25 Appeal

    On April 25, Falun Gong practitioners from Istanbul held a candlelight vigil to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the April 25 Appeal. Practitioners played a song called "Candlelight" and talked to passersby about Falun gong practice and the ten years of brutal persecution against practitioners in China.
  • Belgium: Raising Awareness about the 50 Million Withdrawals from the CCP

    On March 21st, 2009, in Brussels' Chinatown, the Belgian 'Quit the CCP organisation' held an activity to spread the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”, as well as support the 50 million Chinese people who have quit the CCP and its’ affiliated organisations.
  • Slovakia: Remembering April 25th 1999

    In Bratislava a group of practitioners gathered on SNP Square to remember the events that took place in Beijing on April 25th,1999, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealed for justice. Many people read practitioners' banners and wondered how such a persecution can take place nowadays. Many asked for the reason and after our explanation they mostly came to sign our petition. One lady signing the petition noted, "I sign this petition each year. I hope there will be a change soon...“
  • Finland: "You must be good people"

    Falun Gong practitioners in Finland came to the square on the north side of Helsinki Central Train Station for an event to introduce Falun Gong and expose the persecution in China. Practitioners set up displays, distributed leaflets to passers-by, and raised awareness about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s persecution of innocent Falun Gong practitioners.
  • France: People in Bordeaux Welcome Falun Gong

    Falun Gong practitioners participated the ‘Nature and Green Products’ exhibition in Bordeaux, which attracted many visitors. Practitioners' site received a great deal of attention and many appreciated the demonstration of Falun Gong exercises. Several people expressed their wish to learn Falun Gong.
  • Finland: People in Finland Support Falun Gong after Hearing the Fact

    On April 4th 2009, some Falun Gong practitioners in Finland held an activity in near Kampi Shopping Centre in Helsinki City Centre. They raised awareness about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s brutal suppression of Falun Gong and called on Finnish people to help stop the persecution. Practitioners distributed leaflets and collected signatures condemning the persecution.