Local Events

  • Scotland: Promoting Falun Gong and Letting the People of Inverness Know about the Persecution

    In Inverness, known as the capital of the Scottish highlands, on Sunday June 23rd, 2007, UK practitioners held various activities at a street market. At last year’s successful event, the organiser told practitioners, “You created a wonderful environment with our peaceful practice perhaps you’d like to come along next year”.
  • Austria: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong in the Streets of Salzburg

    On June 30th, 2007, a group of Austrian Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in the old city of Salzburg to expose the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party. They also hoped to introduce the benefits of practising Falun Gong to local people and visitors visiting the city from all over the world.
  • Germany: Support for the Twenty-Three Million People Who Have Quit the Chinese Communist Party

    A Catholic priest told practitioners that when religion and capitalism could not completely solve social problems, some people, including himself, start to put their hopes in Communism. They look at Communism hoping to find a society where everyone is equal. But the practice from the past few decades proved that Communism is a failure.
  • Germany: Hamburg Practitioners' Activity to Support the Twenty Million Withdrawals from the CCP

    Hamburg practitioners organised an information day in support of the twenty million withdrawals form the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The booth was at a coveted location close to the central train station, because there were many passersby in that particular area. A man from Dortmund commented on the theme of the persecution of believers and different-minded people, “I know about it. I come from the former East Germany. The same happened in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) under the communist regime.”
  • Germany: The Divine Land Marching Band Makes its debut at Frankfurt’s Great Culture Parade

    On June 23rd, 2007, the 20th Frankfurt Great Culture Parade was held on the street near Frankfurt Lake. The parade attracts about 120,000 spectators every year. Composed of 160 Falun Gong practitioners, the European Falun Gong Divine Land Marching Band made its debut at the parade.
  • Switzerland: Promoting Falun Gong at the Municipal Government Buildings in Zurich

    On June 23rd, 2007, Swiss Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in front of the municipal government buildings in Zurich. They set up a table at the foot of the bridge across the Limat River and displayed photographs and posters to expose the crimes of the Communist regime and the persecution of Falun Gong. Many tourists stopped to read the posters exposing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s crime of harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners and the photos of Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted to death.
  • France: Practitioners Teach Falun Gong Exercises on Qigong Day in Paris

    During the annual Qigong Day in France a variety of qigong groups gathered in Vincennes Park to teach qigong for a fee. However, Falun Dafa is always free to learn so Falun Gong practitioners taught the exercises for no cost. Several Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the exercises and distributed leaflets nearby.
  • Turkey: Letting Turkish Students Know about Falun Gong and the Persecution Taking Place in China

    On May 6th, Cemgil Arslan, the headteacher of the Bilge Elit Dershanesi school in Mersin, invited two Falun Gong practitioners to hold a presentation about Falun Gong in the school. They introduced the practice and its principles of ‘Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance’ to the students and taught them the five Falun Gong exercises.
  • Slovakia: Silhouettes of Falun Gong Persecution Victims in Piestany

    Falun Gong practitioners visited Piestany in western Slovakia to introduce Falun Gong and raise awareness about the persecution in China. On unfolded information posters the passers-by could see and read stories of people who were persecuted or even tortured to death by the communist regime in China because they practised Falun Gong.
  • Scotland: Falun Gong Grabs the Limelight at the Glasgow West End Festival

    The annual Glasgow West End Festival always attracts a large number of visitors in June every year. Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in the event this year. When the activities came to an end, the organiser said that it was a pleasure for them to have Falun Gong participating in the festival and it had made the activities more successful.
  • Holland: Falun Gong Practitioners Condemn a Chinese Media's Slanderous Report about Falun Gong

    Recently some overseas Chinese media, such as Singtao Daily and Sino-Dutch Business, reported a murder case by a person of Chinese descent in Holland. This was originally a tragic murder carried out by a person with mental problems. However the reports from the above Chinese media, from the title to the content, deliberately connected this tragedy with Falun Gong, and even misled the readers that practising Falun Gong would lead to mental problems.
  • Holland: Trial in The Hague - Criminal's Claim to Practise Falun Gong Dismissed as False by Court Experts

    In October 2006, a tragedy in which a mental patient of Chinese origin chopped up and cooked his victim’s body took place in Alphen ann de Rijn. The case began at The Hague Court last week and a sentence was expected to be declared on June 22nd. Recently, the media started to follow the case with interest. Without having investigated and verified the case, Singtao Daily, on June 11th, 2007, and China and Holland Business on June 15th, 2007 ,reported that the murderer (G.L.L) had something to do with practising Falun Gong.
  • Russia: Practitioners Raise Awareness about Falun Gong at a Festival in Krasnoyarsk City

    On June 10th, 2007, local Falun Gong practitioners took part in a festival in Krasnoyarsk, in the midlands of Russia. Some students demonstrated Falun Gong exercises, which attracted many people’s interest and some passersby wanted to learn the practice straight away. Some practitioners taught people how to make paper lotus flowers while they explained the reasons for the persecution.
  • Romania: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day in the City of Sibiu

    Between May 12th and 13th, the city of Sibiu hosted an event to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day. Falun Gong practitioners from Romania came from different cities to celebrate, on this special day, the introduction of Falun Gong to the general public in China on May 13th, 1992 and also the birthday of the founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi.
  • Ireland: Car Tour Raises Public Awareness of the Persecution

    Irish practitioners began a seven day car tour to raise public awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. During the seven day tour, the weather was very unstable, creating difficulties for the team. Nevertheless, the practitioners were determined to complete the project so that more people would learn about the persecution.