Local Events

  • France: Practitioners Demonstrate the Falun Gong Exercises on World Human Rights Day

    The 10th of December, 2007, was World Human Rights Day. Many people who advocate peace gathered in Human Right Square in Paris, expressing their longing and concern for human rights and peace. Falun Gong practitioners also went there to call on people to help stop the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • France: Demonstrating the Falun Gong Exercises at an Event in Guadeloupe

    On November 17th, Falun Gong practitioners from Guadeloupe demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises at an event called “Martial Arts, the History of India and Buddhist Dances and Musical Performance Sharing” in the Jardin d’Eau Park.
  • Ukraine: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest Peacefully at the Chinese Embassy

    On December 13th, 2007, Ukrainian Falun Gong practitioners held a protest at the Chinese Embassy urging the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to stop its eight year persecution of Falun Gong. Practitioners distributed leaflets and newspapers to inform people that in China Falun Gong practitioners had been illegally thrown into labour camps, mental hospitals and even been tortured to death and that the CCP’s purpose was to force them to give up their belief.
  • France: China Human Rights Forum in Dole

    On December 11th, 2007, a China Human Rights Forum was held in Dole City Hall. In their remarks, representatives from various human rights organisations illustrated, analyzed and exposed the Chinese Communist regime’s evil nature and the atrocities it has perpetrated during its economic development.
  • Ukraine: The People of Dzerjinsk are Happy to Learn about Falun Gong

    When people saw Falun Gong practitioners' display, many were interested and asked what it was all about; who were the people in the pictures in the display panels? Why were these activities held outside in such cold weather? After practitioners talked with them about the persecution of Falun Gong, which has continued for eight years, they were shocked and signed the petition without hesitation.
  • Finland: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest against the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong

    On December 10th, 2007, International Human Rights Day, Falun Gong practitioners from Helsinki gathered outside the Chinese Embassy to protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s genocide of Falun Gong during the past eight years. In late afternoon, they held a candle-light vigil to mourn for Falun Gong practitioners who have been murdered through the persecution.
  • France: Practitioners Gather in Lille for Joint Activities

    On December 8th, 2007, French and Belgian Falun Gong practitioners organised an activity in the northern industrial city of Lille in France to raise awareness about Falun Gong and the persecution. As well as displaying eye catching banners and exhibiting photos depicting the persecution of Falun Gong in China, practitioners also distributed leaflets to passers by.
  • France: Asian Ethnic Groups Rally to Condemn the Chinese Communist Regime’s Atrocities

    "I think China’s current situation (referring to the Beijing Games) is similar to the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games hosted by Nazi Germany or the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games hosted by the former Soviet Union, which was an autocratic country. I think these autocratic countries are unqualified for hosting the Olympic Games.”
  • Sweden: Falun Gong Practitioners Raise Awareness about the Persecution on Nobel Prize Awards Day

    December 10th, 2007 was the annual Nobel Prize awards day. At six o’clock in the evening, Swedish practitioners came to the front of City Hall. This day each year has become a good opportunity for them to raise awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong among the guests from various circles that come to attend the Nobel Prize dinner.
  • Sweden: China’s Human Rights Situation Condemned at the International Human Rights Day Gathering

    The annual International Human Rights Day was on December 10th. Many Swedish International Human Rights organisations gathered at Gothenburg University and held a report session on “Human Rights Courage, Consciousness and Action”. Mr. Manyang Wu, a China specialist from the ISHR, was invited to speak regarding “The situation in China before the Beijing Olympics”.
  • Germany: “Finally I found you!”

    In July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started a brutal crackdown on the practice of Falun Gong. In their spare time Falun Gong practitioners all over the world started to tell people about the benefits of practising Falun Gong, its success internationally and the brutal persecution happening in China.
  • Switzerland: Interesting Stories from Practitioners Raising Awareness about Falun Gong in Lucerne

    After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published three years ago, many Falun Gong practitioners keep spreading them to the Chinese people. They hope that, after reading the Nine Commentaries, they would know better about the truth of how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted the Chinese people.
  • Norway: Falun Gong Practitioners Sing at a Christmas Concert in Bodo

    On December 1st, 2007, a Christmas Concert was held by the Alle Kan Synge Koret singing group at the cathedral near the Town Hall in Bodo. Wang Yajun, a Falun Gong practitioner who took part in the New Tang Dynasty Television “International Chinese Vocal Competition”, was invited as a special guest at the concert. The host introduced how innocent Falun Gong practitioners were brutally persecuted in mainland China.
  • Finland: Falun Gong Practitioners Support EU Parliament Public Hearing

    In November, Falun Gong practitioners from Helsinki went to the Chinese Embassy to show support for the EU parliament inviting three China-based Falun Gong practitioners for a public hearing about China’s human rights. Many people who came to the Chinese Embassy for visas learned about China’s human rights situation.
  • Italian Branch of Amnesty International Participates in a Global Campaign Calling on China to Respect Human Rights

    On December 5th, 2007, the Italian branch of Amnesty International joined a global campaign to call on Beijing to make significant improvement in its human rights situation. In a statement, the director of the Italian branch of Amnesty International said, “The Olympic Games to be held in Beijing in August next year would be a precious opportunity for the people around the world to pay attention to China’s human rights situation. People may call on the Beijing Administration to improve its human rights record directly or through the twenty thousand journalists who have signed up to cover the event.”