Local Events

  • Sweden: The Journey of Falun Gong Practitioners Over the Past Ten Years (Part 1)

    Falun Gong has spread throughout the world. In many countries, people came to know Falun Gong through introductions by other Falun Gong practitioners, or through the Internet and reports in the media. However, Falun Gong practitioners from Sweden in Europe are different as the founder of Falun Dafa came to Sweden in 1995 and introduced the practice in person.
  • France: "The Persecution of Falun Gong Must End"

    As has become customary on Sundays in Paris, Falun Gong practitioners went to Human Rights Square near the Eiffel Tower to expose the Chinese Communist regime’s inhuman persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. They spoke to tourists from various countries around the world and distributed leaflets with information about Falun Gong and the persecution.
  • Finland: 'We Should Speak Out and Say ‘No’ to the CCP'

    In November, 2007, Falun Gong practitioners in Finland introduced Falun Dafa and exposed the persecution of Falun Gong in China to the Finnish people in Helsinki. Two practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises to peaceful, traditional-style Chinese music. Banners and posters depicting the persecution attracted the attention of shoppers and passersby and they came to practitioners' desk to sign the petition and express their support for the campaign against the persecution.
  • Ukraine: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest Peacefully at the Chinese Embassy

    In December 2007, Ukrainian 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 have been illegally sent to labour camps and have even been tortured to death.
  • France: Divine Land Marching Band Touches People's Hearts

    On the 29th of December, the European Divine Land Marching Band paraded through the main streets and Chinese quarter of Paris, France, showing people the beauty of Falun Dafa. Others in the parade supported the wave of renouncements of CCP membership, which now total over 30 million. Nearly two hundred practitioners took part in the parade.
  • Germany: A New Term Begins at a German 'Minghui School'

    When the door of the Minghui School opened, the first thing I saw was a group of boys holding the book Zhuan Falun [the main text of Falun Dafa] and reading the opening passage, Lunyu. On the other side a group of girls folded paper lotus flowers, while some younger children were learning to recite poems from a collection by Master Li, entitled Hongyin.
  • United Kingdom: London Falun Gong Practitioners Speak out Together on World Human Rights Day

    Falun Gong practitioners from all over the UK went to the Chinese Embassy in London to hold a candle light vigil on World Human Rights Day. The solemn and peaceful protest clearly sent a message from all practitioners and supporters of Falun Gong: Stop persecuting Falun Gong.
  • Finland: Calling for an End to the Persecution in China

    On January 5th, 2008, the cold winter wind did not stop Falun Gong practitioners in Helsinki. As always, when there is a large amount of people in town during the weekend, practitioners made their way to the central railway station to raise awareness about the evil of the Chinese Communist Party, who persecute Falun Gong for their beliefs.
  • Germany: German Falun Gong Practitioners Support Thirty Million Withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party

    On January 6th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners held an activity at the Chinese Embassy in Munich to support the thirty million withdrawals from the CCP. After seeing the banners and information posters about organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, passers-by were shocked and many people signed petition forms to stop the CCP’s evil doing.
  • United Kingdom: Divine Land Marching Band Performs in the 2008 New Year Parade in London

    The Divine Land Marching Band was invited to participate in parades and other activities celebrating the New Year in London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and through many wonderful performances has brought Falun Dafa's magnificence and New Year's greetings to people around the world. One of the marching band's best performances was in London.
  • Czech Republic: The European Falun Gong Marching Band Makes a Successful Debut on Czech National Day

    November 17th, 2007 was Czech National Day. As Czechs celebrated the ending of the communist party’s atrocious rule on this day eighteen years ago, the Falun Gong Devine Land Marching Band composed of nearly one hundred Falun Gong practitioners, was invited to participate in the celebration marking the National Day this year.
  • Slovakia: Welcoming the New Year at the Chinese Embassy in Bratislava

    On New Years Eve, Slovak practitioners from all over the country met at the Chinese Embassy in Bratislava to welcome in the New Year in a special way. As night fell, all around the sound of merry-making could be heard and in the night sky there were flares and rockets, despite the commotion a group of Falun Gong practitioners meditated peacefully.
  • France: Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in the New Year Parade in Paris

    Practitioners were invited to participate in the Paris Parade Festival, the annual New Year parade held in Chantilly near Paris. The Falun Gong contingent was made up from the European Paradise Orchestra, practitioners demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises, as well as performances, floats and fantastic costumes.
  • France: Heavenly Music on the Seine

    On the first day of 2008, the European Celestial Marching Band played on a cruise on the River Seine, one of the most poetic and beautiful scenes in Paris. The European Celestial Marching Band was composed of over 120 Falun Gong practitioners, who are from different European countries and nations.
  • 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 passersby 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.