Local Events

  • Switzerland: Falun Gong Warmly Welcomed at Fribourg Health Expo

    From November 11th-13th, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Switzerland participated for the fourth time in the annual Health Expo held in Fribourg. Ever since 2002 when Falun Gong practitioners were first invited to attend the Expo, Falun Gong has been very popular each year. This year was no exception and many people showed a great deal of interest.
  • Germany: The Touring "Fields of Shame" Exhibition Concludes Successfully in Hamburg

    November 17th 2005 was the official opening day of the four day photo exhibition “Fields of Shame” in Hamburg. The German division of the International Society for Human Rights (IGFM) had organised the exhibition, which critically exposed the human rights situation in select communist ruled countries. The group invited Falun Gong practitioners to provide information about the persecution in China, as part of the exhibition.
  • Moldova: Moldavian People Treasure Falun Dafa in their Hearts

    Several Romanian practitioners visited Moldova and met practitioners there. A local practitioner told the visiting Romanians how Falun Dafa arrived in Moldova two years ago. At the beginning, the practitioners had no Falun Dafa books. They went without food to save enough money to use an Internet café for a few minutes where they could read the Falun Dafa teachings.
  • Germany: The Predestined Relationship between Falun Gong and Goettingen City

    From 2001 to 2003, several practitioners from Goettingen demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises at the Old Town Hall Square every day. Their perseverance brought about a series of changes in Goettingen, including the University offering a Falun Gong course for a whole semester. This article shares several tales of Falun Gong's development in Goettingen.
  • Spain: Human Rights Lawyer Speaks on the Chinese Communist Party’s Persecution of Falun Gong

    According to Mr Iglesias's introduction, because the CCP dictatorship could not tolerate Falun Gong’s principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance that were recovering people's morality in China, it launched this brutal persecution of innocent people. People were deprived of their freedom of belief and even tortured to death.
  • Germany: Falun Gong was Introduced Daily at a Week-long Health Fair

    Practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises several times each day. In the anonymous atmosphere of a modern shopping centre, the Falun Gong practitioners in their shining yellow outfits presented peacefulness, dignity and concentration. The demonstrations were eye-catching and attracted a lot of positive attention.
  • Holland: People Pay Attention to Young Victims of the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    November 20th was International Children's Day. In order to bring attention to the children who are victims of the persecution of Falun Gong in China, Dutch practitioners held a poster exhibition on the streets of Rotterdam. Many people signed a petition to express their support and offer their efforts to help rescue these children who are living under very difficult circumstances.
  • Spain: The Film “Sandstorm” Receives a Warm Welcome at a Human Rights Film Festival

    In October, the third International Human Rights Film Festival hosted by Asociacion Gandhi, a Spanish human rights organisation, toured eight major cities in Spain. Award-winning movie Sandstorm was shown at the film festival. “Sandstorm” is set in China where Falun Gong practitioners are subjected to a brutal persecution.
  • Germany: Learning the Truth Awakens Police's Sense of Justice

    During Hu Jintao's visit to Germany, practitioners took the opportunity to clarify the truth to the police officers, who have direct contact with practitioners during their appeals and activties.
  • France: Children from Province of Nord-Pas-de-Calais Support their Chinese Friends

    November 20th was Universal Children’s Day, and French practitioners held an event called “Rescue Falun Gong Children Persecuted in China” at the Human Rights Plaza in Paris. They held an anti-torture exhibition, a photo exhibition and a Falun Gong exercise demonstration. In addition, they told the passersby that many children of practitioners have been orphaned due to the brutal persecution.
  • Russia: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the Persecution of Falun Gong to the People of St Petersburg

    On November 5th and 12th respectively, practitioners in St Petersburg held rallies to call for an end to the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. A lot of civilians were touched by practitioners’ compassionate and peaceful hearts. They gladly accepted the materials, and some of them discussed with practitioners in depth.
  • Czech Republic: Falun Gong Practitioners Visit Mšené Lázně Elementary School

    Czech Falun Gong practitioners were invited to an elementary school in Mšené Lázně to speak on human rights in China during a civic education class. The school’s deputy director has several times witnessed practitioners’ peaceful appeals and vigils at the Chinese Embassy in Prague and invited them to talk at his school.
  • Germany: Hoping to Awaken the Conscience of the Chinese Leader

    When Chinese leader Hu Jintao was visiting Germany, Falun Gong practitioners from all over Europe came to the German capital Berlin. In six places, they sat quietly around the clock displaying three messages on banners: "Falun Gong is good!" "Stop persecuting Falun Gong" "Hu Jintao, the time Gods and people have given you is limited"
  • Italy: "We really feel very good!"

    In November, Italian practitioners participated in the annual Biella Health Fair for the third time; they hoped to allow more people to understand Falun Gong. Practitioners told the many visitors about the persecution of practitioners in China, demonstrated the exercises and distributed paper lotus flowers to the people.
  • Germany: North German Practitioners Expose the Persecution to the Residents of Kassel

    On October 29th 2005, North German practitioners congregated to expose the persecution of Falun Gong in China to the residents of Kassel. Kassel has a population of around 200,000. By the end of the day, so many people had wished us “All the Best” and “God speed,” and they let us know that they valued our efforts.