Local Events

  • Germany: Three Day “Cultural Carnival” in Hamburg

    After we had set up the booth, practitioners began to demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises. Many visitors became curious and stopped to watch the practitioners sitting upright in the double lotus position, meditating despite all the noise and loud music. We established a harmonious environment, which was a centre of attention at the festival.
  • Germany: Exposing CCP Crimes during the Munich Beer Festival

    German Falun Gong practitioners joined an activity to support the thirteen million withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party in Munich’s Karlsplatz square. It was at the time of the Beer Festival and the city was bustling with tourists from around the world. Many German people and people from other places were shocked by the CCP’s human rights abuses.
  • Finland: School Students Show Concern About the Persecution of Falun Gong

    Students were very active, and there were many questions to deal with. The practitioners explained about the persecution and the practice while answering questions. The allotted class time had soon passed, but the teacher knew students still had questions to ask the practitioners and promised to arrange such a discussion in the future.
  • United Kingdom: Car Tour in Southern England to Raise Awareness about the Persecution

    In mid-September, UK practitioners started a five-day car tour in southern England to spread the truth of Falun Gong and to urge the British people, the media and VIPs to pay attention to the inhuman crime of organ harvesting on live Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The second stop of the car tour was Exeter. ITV, one of the UK's main television channels, came to video the activity. The biggest local newspaper also sent a reporter to take some photos. A local MP came to welcome the car tour participants. The practitioners divided into two groups. One group were in a shopping centre to giving out leaflets. Another group went to the city council and the university newspaper to deliver information about the organ harvesting issue to them.
  • Germany: Re-enactment of Organ Harvesting by Falun Gong Practitioners in Hamburg

    On September 14th 2006, German Falun Gong practitioners held an information day to expose the seven years of persecution that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has inflicted on Falun Gong practitioners. They set up a stall containing leaflets and other information on Ida-Ehrplatz (Ida-Honour Square) in downtown Hamburg.
  • German Media Reports Falun Gong Practitioners’ Protests during Wen Jiabao’s Visit

    During Chinese leader Wen Jiabao’s visit to Germany, Falun Gong practitioners organised activities in Hamburg and Berlin to protest against the Chinese Communist regime’s human rights abuses. They called on Wen to help end the persecution of Falun Gong in China, bring the main culprits of the persecution to justice, and release the illegally detained human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Gao wrote three open letters to Chinese leaders Hu and Wen calling them to stop the brutal persecution of Falun Gong. He was secretly detained by the regime a month ago.
  • Russia: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the CCP's Atrocities on Gandhi Square in Moscow

    On September 15th, 2006, Russian Falun Gong practitioners staged a rally in Indira Gandhi Square, Moscow to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Gong. In particular, activities were held to disclose the CCP crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners distributed leaflets and collected signatures.
  • Germany: Widespread Support for Falun Gong and Condemnation of the Chinese Communist Regime's Persecution of the Practice

    Before Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao headed a four hundred people delegation to attend the “Hamburg China-Europe Summit” in Germany from September 13th to September 15th, the human rights division of the German Falun Gong Association called on the political and media communities in Germany to rescue Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted in China. To put an end to the seven year old persecution, they also launched a campaign to invite the general public to sign a petition on a website.
  • Russia: Introducing Falun Gong to the People of Tomsk

    As on previous weekends, Falun Gong practitioners in Russia’s Tomsk went to a park along the Tomsk River to demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises to the general public. They also distributed leaflets to expose the Chinese Communist regime’s persecution of innocent people who believe in the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.
  • Germany: Hamburg Holds Parade Supporting Withdrawals from the CCP

    On September 15th, 2006, before the end of the Hamburg Summit, European Falun Gong practitioners held a parade to support more than 13 million people withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). During the parade, both passersby and people in the stores all watched in droves. Our reporter randomly interviewed several viewers.
  • Austria: Lotus Car Tour Exposes the Persecution of Falun Gong

    On September 17th, 2006, the 'lotus car tour' initiated by four Falun Gong practitioners began. The theme of the tour was to rescue Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted in China. Many local people signed the petition calling for an end to the persecution. The car tour is going to tour Austria and introduce Falun Gong to more kind hearted people.
  • Switzerland: Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party Exhibition at The United Nations

    On September 18th, the second meeting of the United Nations Commission for Human Rights was held in Geneva. Falun Gong practitioners in Switzerland held an exhibition in front of the United Nations, which exposed the CCP’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong. The show attracted the attention of the meeting's participants and passers-by.
  • Mainstream German Media Report on the Persecution of Falun Gong During Wen Jiabao’s Visit

    On September 14th, 2006, German state run TV station ZDF, in its 5 p.m. newscast, reported on Falun Gong activities during Wen Jiabao’s visit to Hamburg. Falun Gong practitioners held activities in downtown Hamburg to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. Scenes were broadcast on TV of the practitioners' anti-torture exhibition.
  • Germany: Touching Moments at the Hamburg Town Hall Square

    “We are welcoming Wen Jiabao in Hamburg with one of our banners", said a Falun Gong practitioner over a microphone. “We encourage him to bring an end to the persecution of Falun Gong with these words. Wen Jiabao has as to date not participated in the persecution, but he also has done nothing to bring it to an end.” But, they are not welcoming the Minister of Trade Bo Xilai. Bo Xilai is facing lawsuits in many countries because of his participation in the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Germany: Practitioners in Hamburg Expose the Atrocities of the CCP

    Wen Jiabao visited Germany and attended the Chinese Festival held in Hamburg, along with many high ranking CCP officials, including the Minister of Commerce of the PRC Bo Xilai, who directly participated in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. German Falun Gong practitioners appealed for attention to the persecution of Falun Gong