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

  • European Practitioners Tell the Facts about Falun Gong to French Government Departments

    Representatives from the European, Nordic and French Falun Dafa Associations visited the offices of the French President, the French Premier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office to tell them the facts about Falun Gong. They talked about the French Police Force’s recent unreasonable arrest and mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners on the streets of Paris during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
  • Ireland: Falun Dafa Practitioners Appeal Outside the Chinese Embassy to Strongly Request to Bring Jiang, Luo, Liu and Zhou to Justice

    It was learned that more Falun Gong practitioners were recently unlawfully arrested, tortured and even killed in China recently. On the afternoon of February the 13th, Falun Dafa practitioners from Ireland unfurled banners in front of the Chinese Embassy. They called upon people from all walks of life to jointly resist and expose the evildoings of those who persecute Falun Gong.
  • UK: Teaching Falun Gong to Elderly People at a Sheltered Housing Scheme

    I showed them the first exercise, explaining the purpose of this exercise as I practised. By the time I finished the demonstration they were ready to have a go themselves. Towards the end of the session, I told them that Falun Gong is based on the principles of ‘Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance’ and briefly explained how practitioners try to follow these principles in everyday life. They immediately said everyone should learn it and then there would be no war and the world would be peaceful.
  • European Dafa Practitioners Urgently Appeal to the European Parliament

    On the afternoon of the 10th of February 2004, European Falun Dafa practitioners urgently appealed to the European Parliament in Strasbourg regarding the recent unjust detention of Falun Dafa practitioners in France. Practitioners displayed large amounts of materials revealing the truth about the Paris incident.
  • France: Explaining the Facts to Tourists, Police and Media in Front of the Sacre Coeur in Paris

    In Paris on January 24th, during the Spring Festival, the French Falun Dafa Association obtained permission for a peaceful parade in front of the Sacre Coeur, one of the largest tourist attractions in Paris. When passers-by and tourists and the people of Paris, including the city’s police officers, learned the facts about this persecution, they all warmly showed their support and encouragement.
  • France: Explaining the Facts to High Level French Officials in the Wake of Paris Arrests

    On the 9th February, 2004, several representatives began the action of visiting high level French government officials. Smartly dressed, wearing yellow scarves, with a calm composure and upright thoughts, they came to the doors of the French Ministry of Domestic Affairs. At first the policemen said there was no time to meet them, then they began to make phone calls asking for instructions. After a while, a more senior official came to meet them. The practitioners expressed their views calmly but firmly. The atmosphere became more relaxed. Finally a high level official agreed to meet with the representatives from the European Falun Dafa Association.
  • Germany: Appealing to the French Embassy, Consulates and German-French Friendship Associations in Germany

    On the 1st of February, 2001, a press release was distributed to major media organisations in Germany by the German Falun Gong Information Centre. It stated that about fifty people wearing yellow clothing had been arrested in the Sino-French New Year celebration activities in Paris. Last week and this week, German Falun Gong practitioners who were arrested in Paris went to the French Embassy in Berlin and consulates in Munich, Frankfurt, Saarbruecken, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Hannover and Leipzig one after another to present appeal letters to the French officials and ask them to forward the letters to the French Government.
  • Finland: Practitioner’s Artwork and Testimony of Persecution Raise Public Awareness of Falun Gong and Situation in China

    Australian practitioner and artist Zhang Cuiying travelled to Finland to help call on the Finnish people to pay attention to the basic human rights of persecuted Falun Gong practitioners in China. She was imprisoned and tortured by Jiang Zemin’s regime; she used her personal testimony to raise awareness.
  • France: Welcoming Chinese Tourists at the Airport

    Thousands of Chinese people arrived in France to join the parade held in the Champs-Elysées area during the Chinese New Year. People who joined the parade were from different cities, provinces, and areas, including workmen, farmers, women, and children. Most of them were coming to France for the first time. It was a good opportunity to explain the facts of the persecution and the true nature of Falun Gong to these precious Chinese people who have been shackled by the lies of the Jiang regime.
  • UK: Falun Gong Student Society of the University of Manchester Invited to Perform during the University Culture Festival

    Several practitioners demonstrated Falun Gong’s five sets of exercises on stage at an evening concert. At the same time, another practitioner gave an introduction of Falun Gong, including the characteristics of each set of exercises, Falun Gong’s popularity around the world and the persecution happening inside China.
  • Swedish Party Leader’s Speech Focuses on Persecution of Falun Gong

    On the 5th of February 2004, Lars Lejonborg, leader of the People’s Party in Sweden, held a lecture in the Gothenburg Business University. During his lecture, Lars Lejonborg expressed a strong dissatisfaction with the human rights situation in China. He specifically mentioned that Falun Gong is suffering serious persecution in China. A Falun Gong practitioner attending the lecture handed over some information to Lars Lejonborg about the recent serious incidents in Paris, where Falun Gong practitioners were arrested because of pressure from the Chinese regime.
  • Norway: Practitioners Appeal in front of the French Embassy

    On Friday 6th February, they assembled outside the French Embassy in Oslo to distribute flyers, perform the Falun Gong exercises and deliver a letter to the embassy. A Norwegian practitioner was among those unjustly arrested in Paris, so she delivered a statement about her arrest. On the following day, the practitioners distributed flyers in front of Stortinget (the Parliament).
  • Successful Chinese Art Exhibition was held during the Stockholm International Conference on “Genocide in the New Era”

    During the International Conference on "Genocide in the New Era", renowned Chinese artist Zhang Cuiying held an exhibition of her paintings in a gallery near the conference venue. Conference participants from Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America visited the exhibition. A Swedish national TV station produced an interesting report on the painting exhibition.
  • Russia: Falun Gong practitioners Participate in the Moscow City Health Fair

    In the lobby of the city hall, various forms of health care and recovery were exhibited. Falun Gong practitioners displayed information boards about Falun Dafa, and enthusiastically shared their personal experiences and the benefits they have received from practising with the visitors. They also answered questions and distributed Dafa leaflets, CDs and home-made calendars.
  • Sweden: Photo Report - Swedish Practitioners Appeal at the French Embassy and call on the French Government to Uphold Human Rights

    On February the 6th 2004, Falun Dafa practitioners staged a peaceful demonstration at the French Embassy in Sweden, calling on the French government to immediately investigate the facts behind these unlawful arrests. They hope that the damage to human rights and the dignity of France can be undone.