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  • Brașov, Romania: People Show Support for Falun Dafa and Stopping the Persecution in China

    Damian said that he’s seen practitioners many times when he was passing by their display on Republic Street and knew about Falun Dafa. This time he wanted to give his signature to stop the persecution.He talked to practitioners about the values they believe in and agreed with the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. He said the only way to save the planet is compassion.
  • Visby, Sweden: Introducing Falun Dafa During Almedalen Week

    Åsa and her son both agreed with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They thanked practitioners for the efforts since they said they were not aware of this important information. There is hardly any coverage on this on Swedish television or newspapers. Åsa said she would tell her friends about it.
  • Paris, France: Information Day Event Supports Victims of Torture by the Chinese Communist Party

    Edward, a tourist from Canada, had already heard about Falun Gong. He said, “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are the principles of Falun Dafa cultivation. They have been passed down for thousands of years. Forbearance is endurance and tolerance and it is a great virtue.” Dawba, a medical student, said that the persecution was inhumane. “Whatever a person’s belief or practice, it is their personal choice. The persecution should be stopped. These practitioners’ beliefs are very noble, and the principles they follow are very important.”
  • Italy: Rally in Front of Chinese Embassy Protests the Chinese Communist Regime’s Arrest of Falun Dafa Practitioners

    Senator Cinzia Pellegrino, member of the Italian Senate Human Rights Committee and EU Policy Commissioner, spoke at the event and expressed her support for the event and encouraged practitioners to continue their efforts to bring an end to the persecution.The senator encouraged practitioners: “Persist, because everyone can make a difference. As long as we persevere, more people will get involved, and eventually the Chinese Communist regime will have to listen to our opinions and demands.”
  • Scotland: People Learn Falun Dafa at Meadows Festival Edinburgh

    “I like the words on your shirt,” Hannah said, “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are universal, core values. I think the practice should be good for health. It’s worth trying.” Jessica and her friend Cinva signed up for the workshop after reading introductory flyers. They said they had been looking for a way to bring peace to their busy lives and work.  
  • Ireland: Politicians Offer Congratulations on World Falun Dafa Day

    Five local councilors also sent letters. Ireland County Councilor Jim O’Leary wrote, “Just a quick note to confirm my support for the members of Falun Gong to be allowed to practice their beliefs free from persecution and oppression.” Councilor Bill Clear wrote, “I have always supported Falun gong petitions that I come upon wherever I am in the world. Keep up the good work.” 
  • Saipan: Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day and Spread the Beauty of Falun Dafa

    In the afternoon of May 12th and the morning of May 13th, practitioners held a motorcade parade around the island to celebrate. With the assistance of the local police station and transportation department, police cars cleared the way and the parade set off from American Memorial Park. It passed through important areas such as Beach Road, Cornerstone Christian Church, Saipan International Airport, Northern Marianas College, and Paupau Beach. The motorcade parade lasted about an hour and a half.  
  • Slovakia: World Falun Dafa Day Celebration in Bratislava Draws Support from MPs and the Public

    In his speech, Peter Osuský, a former long-serving member of the National Assembly of the Slovak Republic, said that he is deeply convinced that people who profess principles of truth, compassion and tolerance deserve the support of every decent person.He stressed that it was tragic that these good people, in the very birthplace of their spiritual practice, were being persecuted, imprisoned, and having their organs forcibly harvested: “This is something that a democratic and civilized world cannot put up with. This is despite the fact that these crimes are being committed by a regime whose country has a high gross national income. That regime is criminal, and not only the Falun Dafa movement knows this, but the Tibetans, and the members of the underground Catholic Church, will also give this testimony,” he said.
  • Supporting messages from UK politicians on the occasion of World Falun Dafa Day

    25 years ago, 13 May was designated World Falun Dafa Day in response to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China which began in 1999 – seven years after Falun Gong practice was publicly introduced by your founder Li Hongzhi on 13 May 1992. As a friend of Falun Gong practitioners, it is my honour to stand in solidarity with you and to join you in spirit in commemorating World Falun Dafa Day.
  • Greece: People Condemn the Ongoing Persecution of Falun Dafa During Events in Athens

    Kristi from Albania sympathized with practitioners who suffer persecution in China. After knowing CCP's persecution of Falun Dafa is still happens in China, he said, “It’s terrible, and I hope the persecution will end as soon as possible. People should get together and do something about that, because it’s against humanity.”
  • Romania: Practitioners Hold a Series of Activities to Introduce Falun Dafa

    Mara , a nutrition and sports coach, was very inquisitive about the large number of practitioners who were there for the event.“I think it’s really nice what you’re doing here, so many people coming together for a mission, I was really curious about why the event was held. I find it very interesting that you have moral principles such as Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, and that you ultimately want to support a state of well-being for those around you. Congratulations!” said Mara.
  • Germany: Members of State Parliament Hold Signs to Support Events Marking the April 25 Appeal

    Three Green Party members of the Hessian State Parliament in Frankfurt joined the practitioners’ event and held up signs to express their support. In addition, Oliver Stirboeck, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party of the Hessian State Parliament, sent local practitioners a photo of himself holding a placard in his office in support of the April 25 commemorative activities.
  • Belgium: Event in Brussels Commemorates April 25 Peaceful Appeal

    As they passed by the booth, Sofie and her daughter stopped to watch the exercise demonstration. Amidst the bustling market, the exercises were so peaceful and serene, said Sofie.She also noticed the banner calling for the end to the CCP’s crime of live organ harvesting of practitioners. To help stop the persecution, she signed a petition.She said, “Freedom of belief, which Europeans consider an inherent right, must also be the case in China. No one should be imprisoned for this.” She said, “I strongly support your efforts to expose the persecution. I hope that my signature on this petition will make a difference.”
  • Denmark: Public Support for Falun Dafa During Events to Commemorate the April 25 Appeal

    The man said he felt a little pessimistic and helpless, but after coming to the free world and seeing that more than 400 million Chinese have withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organizations, he regained hope. “I have seen Falun Gong practitioners in many places in the United States and Europe exposing the CCP’s crime of forced organ harvesting,” he said. “The CCP must be punished by the divine for committing such evil acts against humanity.”He added, “I admire Falun Gong practitioners for their persistence in their faith over the years. In today’s turbulent environment, [Falun Gong’s principles of] Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance guides more people to improve their morality and be good people, which will definitely have a positive impact on society.”
  • Support Letters from UK Government Officials for April 25 Appeal Commemoration

    Government officials in the highest offices of the United Kingdom have expressed their support for efforts to end the ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) in China. The office of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the office of Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf, and several members of the British House of Lords and House of Commons sent letters to express their support for an April 20, 2024 event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the April 25 appeal..