Local Events

  • Interview with Mikko Mattila, a Member of the Choir of European Falun Gong Practitioners

    On the 17th and 18th of January 2004, the European Choir of Falun Gong practitioners, called the “I come here for you" Choir, gave their first official public performance at the Manhattan Cultural Centre in New York. One of the performers singing on both nights to the 2500-strong audience was Mikko Mattila, a 25 year-old Falun Gong practitioner from Finland. Afterwards, a Clearharmony reporter interviewed Mikko about his experiences and thoughts of singing in the choir.
  • Switzerland: Several Stories About Promoting the Fa and Clarifying the Facts

    Over the past year, Dafa disciples in Switzerland have been promoting Falun Gong and clarifying the facts about the persecution in China to the public as much as possible. During the process, many touching stories have unfolded. These stories, although minor, encourage practitioners to continue with their efforts to help more people have the opportunity to know about Falun Gong and to learn the truth about the situation in China.
  • UK: Promoting Falun Dafa and Celebrating Chinese New Year in Cardiff

    Falun Gong practitioners held large-scale activities to celebrate Chinese New Year on the streets of the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Falun Gong’s peaceful, graceful exercises and beautiful music attracted the attention of many passers-by. A petition to rescue practitioners’ persecuted relatives and friends in China received warm support and feedback from local people.
  • German Lawsuit: Persecuted Together in Mainland China, Now Suing the Evil Together Abroad

    From 2000 to 2002, Zhao Ming, currently studying in Ireland, and Chen Gang, currently staying in the United States, experienced cruel spiritual and physical torture at Beijing's Tuanhe labour camp because of their belief in Falun Gong. On November 21st 2003, they met again in Europe and gathered with thirty nine other Falun Gong practitioners from various countries to sue sixteen Chinese government officials.
  • European Choir of Practitioners Performs at Chinese Gala in New York

  • UK: Practitioners Show Dafa TV Programmes During the Cambridge Chinese New Year Gala

    On January the 16th, UK and Cambridge Chinese Student together with the Scholar’s Associations organised a 2004 Spring Festive Gala. Over 1300 people attended the show. Falun Gong practitioners also joined in the celebrations, and displayed Dafa programmes on a colour TV near the entrance. This added to the festive spirit of the activities.
  • UK: Letting Local Chinese People Know the Truth about Dafa in the Town of Hove

    On Sunday the 18th of January 2004, Falun Gong practitioners held a display of the 5 sets of Falun Gong exercises outside Hove Town Hall in East Sussex. The local Chinese Association was hosting an Educational and Cultural event at Hove Town Hall. This was part of the celebrations for the Chinese New Year and many Chinese people were there to help set up the event for many local Chinese people and businesses who were invited. All received flyers, Video-CDs and newsletters and some students sat by the practitioners who were meditating to have their pictures taken by their friends.
  • UK: Symbolic Play Brings Jiang To Justice in London’s Trafalgar Square

    UK Falun Gong practitioners performed a play with the theme of bringing Jiang Zemin, the instigator of the persecution against Falun Gong that has claimed over 860 lives, to justice. Held in London's Trafalgar Square, the play, written by practitioners, symbolically tried Jiang Zemin for his crimes against humanity in this persecution.
  • Germany: Some Stories From The First Minghui Winter Camp in Erbach

    The children in the intermediate class learned how to make paper lotus flowers and other art skills from the art teacher. They also read Hong Yin. When the children were doing the exercises, they were very careful and always helped each other to ensure that everyone’s exercises were correct. The children’s purity, eagerness and attentiveness moved everyone.
  • Latvia: Peaceful Appeal and Mourning For Liu Chengjun At The Chinese Embassy in Riga

    To mourn Liu Chengchun’s death and to protest against Jiang’s persecution of Falun Gong, Dafa practitioners from several cities in Latvia gathered at the Chinese Embassy in Riga city to peacefully appeal. Practitioners called for the wicked people that are responsible for the persecution to be severely punished.
  • France: Clarifying The Facts To The Precious Chinese People

    “We are all government officials. We feel angry but don’t dare to speak out. If we take Falun Gong materials, we will be influenced. Please do not resent us. We have to follow the government. Don’t be misled or bothered by our cold facial expressions. We know the situation in China is very cruel. It is not hard to imagine. Thank you very much, and we wish you happiness and peacefulness.”
  • Italy: In Mourning For Dafa Practitioner Liu Chengjun

    From January 2nd to the 9th, 2004, Italian Falun Gong practitioners appealed outside the Chinese Consulate in Milan and mourned the death of Changchun Falun Gong practitioner Liu Chengjun. Liu died on December the 26th 2003 after being viciously tortured and abused by police officers following orders from the Jiang regime.
  • Switzerland: Dafa Practitioners Introduce Falun Gong at a Political Party Meeting

    Several weeks ago, Swiss Dafa practitioners started contacting the newly-elected Parliament members via telephone or through personal meetings to talk to them about the brutal persecution against Falun Gong in China. They then got the opportunity to distribute materials and deliver a letter of appeal at an event held by the political parties.
  • Austria: In Mourning for Fellow Practitioner Liu Chengjun

    Dafa practitioners in Austria gathered at the Chinese Embassy on January 6th to mourn the death of fellow practitioner Liu Chengjun. They appealed for the arrest and severe punishment of his murderers. The brutal killing of Liu Chengjun indicates the vicious and callous nature of the persecution in China and shows that the evildoers are scared that their crimes will be exposed.
  • Latvia: Peaceful Appeal at The Chinese Embassy in Riga

    On Christmas evening 2003, Liu Chengjun, a Falun Gong practitioner who was brutally tortured in a labour camp, died at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in the Chinese city of Changchun. Liu’s name was on Amnesty International's Urgent Rescue list. Dafa practitioners from several cities in Latvia gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in Riga to peacefully appeal and call upon society to severely punish the wicked people who persecute Falun Gong practitioners.