Local Events

  • Ukraine: Practitioners Receive a Warm Welcome at “Valentine's Day” Activities

    Ukrainian Dafa practitioners were invited to attend a “Love and Friendship” performance held by a children’s library, as part of Valentine’s Day celebrations. They performed a beautiful lotus flower dance and held an activity in the name of ‘Petals of Peace’. 'Petals of Peace' symbolises hope for all the children who are suffering during the on-going persecution of Falun Gong in China.
  • Germany: Stories of Promoting Falun Gong and Raising Awareness of the Persecution

    A Falun Dafa Information Day was held in Nurnberg, a city located in southern Germany, on December 10th 2004. A middle-aged gentleman looked at every photo and illustrated drawing very carefully and then discussed them with several practitioners. He spent almost two hours developing an in-depth understanding of what Falun Gong is and how it is being violently persecuted in China.
  • Belgium: Schoolchildren are Enthusiastic to Hear about Falun Gong and are Concerned about the Persecution

    On the 16th of November, practitioners from Belgium were invited to a school in the city of Hasselt to introduce Falun Gong and the persecution against the practice in China to a class of ten to twelve year-old children. The children were very enthusiastic. The visit was successful and the teacher was very pleased that the practitioners were able to attend.
  • Russia: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong in Moscow City Centre and Appealing to End the Persecution

    Moscow practitioners gathered at Slavyanskaya Square to make an urgent appeal. Recently, Jiang and his followers have utilised the Chinese Communist organisations to intensify their ongoing persecution. Russian practitioners felt that it is their responsibility to let people know the facts and call for their support in bringing the suppression to an end.
  • Sweden: Celebrating Falun Dafa Day in Lerum

    Sunday 30th of January was the third annual Falun Dafa Day in Lerum. A lot of shops close on Sundays so the practitioners met outside the Water Palace where there is a big swimming pool, gym and healthcare facilities. Lots of people passed by this area, took leaflets and waited in a queue to sign the petition calling for an end to the persecution.
  • Italy: Raising Awareness about the Persecution to Tourists at the Coliseum in Rome

    Ever since July 2004, Dafa practitioners have been displaying information boards at this tourist spot at least three days a week. While some of the Chinese tourists approach practitioners to take a leaflet and find out more, others are scared and keep their distance, simply staring at the banners reading, “Falun Dafa is Good” and “Righteousness will Prevail and Bring Jiang to Justice”.
  • Russia: Saint Petersburg People Show their Support for Falun Gong

    Falun Gong practitioners from Saint Petersburg went to Nevsky Metro Station to promote Falun Gong and raise awareness about the gross human rights violations happening to their fellow practitioners in China. After learning the truth about Falun Gong and that it is being wrongly persecuted, people took the initiative to sign a petition calling for an immediate end to the persecution.
  • Czech Republic: Little Students are Concerned for the Children of Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners in China

    The persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by Jiang and his faction has destroyed many happy families and orphaned many young children. Children from Pomezi School expressed hope that the children of Falun Gong practitioners in China can be reunited with their wrongfully imprisoned parents and that the orphans can find a good home.
  • Sweden: Students at Karlstad University Enjoyed Learning the Falun Gong Exercises

    The Student Sports Association of Karlstad University (KSIF) invited local Falun Gong practitioners to teach some of the Falun Gong exercises on their campus. Nearly forty students took part. After the organisers received many a lot of positive feedback, the KSIF started to include the Falun Gong exercises in their weekly extracurricular activity programme.
  • Czech Republic: Introducing Falun Gong in the City of Zlin

    Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in the Square of Peace. People passing the posters outlining the persecution against Falun Gong in China and the torture methods used to force practitioners to renounce their beliefs often stopped to read them all. Journalists from three newspapers attended the appeal and interviewed practitioners.
  • Germany: International Human Rights Organisation and Falun Gong Practitioners hold a Joint Seminar on Human Rights Violations in China

    Falun Gong practitioners introduced Falun Gong, explained a few cases of severe persecution against practitioners in China and then told the high school students at the seminar how the persecution was the brainchild of China’s former leader Jiang Zemin, who has a personal vendetta against the practice.
  • Ukraine: Introducing Falun Gong to a Group of Disabled People in Lviv

    On the 28th of January, practitioners in the city of Lviv held an activity in a local arts centre introducing Falun Gong to deaf, mute and disabled people. The participants showed great interest in the Falun Gong exercise demonstration. Nevertheless they were very puzzled as to why the persecution is happening. Practitioners explained to everyone present what Falun Gong is and why the persecution is happening. Around fifty people attended the activity. Practitioners answered their questions and had a discussion with them through a sign language interpreter.
  • Germany: 2005’s First Falun Gong Information Day held in Essen City

    In order to rescue their fellow practitioners who are still imprisoned and tortured in China, practitioners gathered in Essen to continue raising awareness of the human rights violations in and asking people to add their voices to the worldwide call for those responsible for the genocide campaign against Falun Gong to be brought to justice.
  • Russia: Receiving Support in Moscow whilst Raising Awareness about the Persecution Against Falun Gong

    Moscow practitioners gathered in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to raise awareness about the persecution. Large photos exposing the torture used to force practitioners to renounce their beliefs were displayed. Since the genocide against Falun Gong was launched, human rights workers have documented over 38,000 specific cases of torture or severe abuse.
  • United Kingdom: The People of Bristol Call for Jiang to be Brought to Justice

    Practitioners held an activity to promote Falun Gong and tell people about the persecution in the centre of Bristol. Many people stopped to find out more and signed their names on a petition calling for Jiang Zemin, China’s former leader and chief instigator of the genocide against Falun Gong, to be brought to justice through a court of law.