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  • Sweden: Five-City Tour Lets More People Learn about the Persecution

    Practitioners in Sweden went on a car tour to tell people about Falun Gong and raise awareness about the human rights abuses against practitioners in China. The tour started on July 11, 2009, from Copenhagen, Denmark and continued through five cities: Malmo in south Sweden, Borgholm, Helsingborg, Gothenburg, and Linkping.
  • Greece: Commemorating Ten Years of Persecution

    On 18th of July, Greek practitioners went to a popular tourist area called Thissio in Athens, where they displayed notice boards exposing the persecution and distributed fliers. People were reading the information boards and asked questions about Falun Gong, which the practitioners happily answered for them.
  • United Kingdom: Uncompromising Courage Art Exhibition Marks the 10-Year Persecution of Falun Gong

    The inspiring and moving paintings from the Uncompromising Courage Art Exhibition were displayed in Westminster, London on 20th July 2009. Many members of the public had the chance to be guided around the beautiful exhibition, which narrated the often untold story of the traditional Chinese self-improvement practice, Falun Gong.
  • Finland: Candlelight Vigil Mourns Falun Gong Practitioners

    Falun Gong practitioners in Finland held a candlelight vigil in front of the Parliament building in Helsinki on the evening of July 18, 2009, to mourn their fellow practitioners in China who paid with their lives for remaining steadfast in the face of brutal persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • Germany: Commemorative Activities Calling for an End to the Ten-Year Persecution Held in Essen City

    On July 1, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, held a rally in Essen City, peacefully protesting the ten-year brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The activities included an anti-torture exhibition, a Falun Gong exercise demonstration, and a signature collection to condemn the persecution.
  • Bosnia and Hercegovina: Commemorating Ten Years of Persecution Against Falun Gong in China

    Falun Dafa practitioners from Bosnia and Hercegovina held an event in the centre of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Hercegovina, to commemorate the ten years of human rights abuses that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has waged against Falun Gong and to call for an immediate end to the persecution and the disintegration of the CCP.
  • Slovakia: Telling the Slovakian People about Ten Years of Persecution

    On 20th July 2009, practitioners in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, organised a rally on SNP square to commemorate ten years of persecution against Falun Gong in China. They handed out leaflets and talked to people about how the Chinese Communist Party has used all means at its disposal to force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their belief.
  • Liechtenstein: Commemorating Ten Years of Persecution on July 20th

    On Monday July 20th, Falun Gong practitioners in Liechtenstein called for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China by holding an activity in front of the parliament and government buildings in Vaduz, the capital city. It was the first official event organised by the newly founded Falun Dafa Association in Liechtenstein.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Win Right to Protest at Paris Chinese Embassy

    On July 18, 2009, the Paris Administrative Court issued an ordinance to rescind a Paris police ban forbidding the Falun Dafa Association of France from holding protests in front of the Chinese Embassy on July 20. The ordinance was sent to the French Ministry of Interior Affairs. Since the persecution of Falun Gong started on July 20, 1999, this is the very first time that the association has received permission to rally outside the embassy.
  • Germany: Practitioners Hold Rally and March in Berlin to Mark the Tenth Year of Persecution

    On July 11, practitioners held a rally and march in front of the Chinese Embassy in Berlin calling for the disintegration of the CCP and an end to the persecution. Representatives from German Falun Dafa Association, Society for Threatened Peoples and International Society for Human Rights gave speeches at the rally.
  • United Kingdom: Parade and Candlelight Vigil Commemorate Ten Years of Persecution

    On Saturday 18 July, Falun Gong practitioners in the United Kingdom held a parade through central London to commemorate ten years of persecution against Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • Germany: Falun Dafa Information Day in Hannover

    Practitioners introduced Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, and its principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance to the public. They also exposed the ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China. When people read about the persecution of Falun Gong, many of them signed the petition calling for an end to the human rights abuses.
  • Slovakia: Information Day in Brezno Exposes CCP's Human Rights Abuses

    Practitioners held an information day to let people know the latest news about the ongoing persecution in China by the Chinese Communist Party. Petition signatures were collected from local people who wanted to call for an immediate end to the human rights abuses against China's Falun Gong practitioners, which include the harvesting of their organs for profit.
  • Russia: "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" International Art Exhibition Opens in Moscow

    At 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2009, the "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" International Art Exhibition opened at the Moscow National Exhibition Hall. Local cultural officials, the manager of the exhibition hall, and several artists came to give congratulatory speeches at the grand opening. Reporters also attended the ceremony.
  • Norway: A Westerner Who Promoted the Shen Yun Performances

    On March 14 2009, the New York Shen Yun Performing Arts company went to Norway for the first time, doing two performances in the Oslo Music Hall to the audience's delight. It might have surprised some in the audience that the show could not have happened without the tireless efforts of volunteers, many of whom were Westerners promoting a show mainly focused on Eastern culture. Mr. Peder Giertsen was one of those people. We had the chance to do an interview with Mr. Giertsen in New York.