Sweden: Practitioners Call for End to Persecution, and Bringing Jiang and His Accomplices to Justice

Falun Gong practitioners in Sweden held a rally in front of the Chinese Embassy in Stockholm at 10:00 a.m. on July 21, 2012, to condemn the persecution of Falun Gong, appeal to all parties to stop the 13 years of cruel persecution, and bring the persecution culprits -- Jiang Zemin and his gang -- to justice.

In front of the embassy, practitioners displayed eye-catching banners reading, "Falun Dafa Is Good," "Stop Persecuting Falun Gong," and "Bring Jiang Zemin's Rogue Group to Justice." With peaceful music, the practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. Some practitioners handed leaflets to passersby about the brutal persecution suffered by Falun Gong practitioners in China for 13 years and the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) framing and slandering Falun Gong with lies. Meanwhile, practitioners also called for the embassy staff to become aware of the truth as soon as possible, to stand away from the evil party, and not to remain as accomplices to the CCP.

Practitioners demonstrate Falun Gong exercises in front of the Chinese Embassy.
Practitioners speak with passers by about Falun Gong.
Swedish girls who learned the truth pose with a practitioner to support Falun Gong and learn the exercises.

Many vehicles passing the event site slowed down, and tourists on buses took pictures. Some drivers stopped and opened the windows to ask for leaflets, and some gave a thumbs-up or whistled to show their support for Falun Gong.

Most of the passersby were attracted by this group of unique and peaceful protesters. Many people came to inquire and speak with practitioners.

A Swedish senior citizen learned that the CCP had been waging brutal acts of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners for 13 years, and was very angry. He said, "You are doing the right thing. I support you!"

After listening to the true story, a Swedish couple immediately said, "How can we support you?" The practitioner told them, “Please pass along the truth to your friends and family. If possible, also convey the message to the Swedish Prime Minister and government officials at all levels, so that they can work with us to stop the persecution. Two of them nodded to say, "yes!"

A middle-aged man stopped at the event site and was reluctant to leave. He said that he worked at the Swedish International Rescue Foundation. He had previously heard about the persecution of Falun Gong, but did not know much about Falun Gong. Today was the first time he had come across Falun Gong, and saw such a peaceful scene of exercises. He was very moved and raised many questions. He got the answers from practitioners, and felt very satisfied. He then exchanged ideas with practitioners for a long time, and said he would read more about Falun Gong in the future.

In central Sweden there is a town named Falun. Three Swedish girls from the town came to Stockholm on this day. When riding through, they were immediately impressed by the calm, peaceful scene. They got off their bicycles and asked what was happening.

They regretted not knowing until now about such a major thing that had been happening in China. As a result they immediately expressed their support to Falun Gong by taking action! The three asked the practitioners, "Can you take pictures for us? We want to practice Falun Gong exercises with you, and sit together with you protesting the CCP. We support you (Falun Gong)!" Then they sat just opposite of the practitioners until 2:00 p.m., when the rally concluded.

Many of the practitioners participating in the rally were Westerners. Among them was dance teacher Kristina. She and her husband, along with their three lovely daughters drove for five hours to attend the rally. Practitioners who joined the protest also included both those who had practiced Falun Gong for ten years or more and those who were new learners. But all of them shared the same view, "Immediately stop the persecution, bring Jiang's rogue group to justice," and called for the Chinese compatriots to make a conscious choice to separate themselves from the CCP.

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