Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal in Munich: "Welcome Wen Jiabao, Bring Jiang to Justice"
(Clearwisdom.net) Governor Stoiber of Bavaria, Germany entertained Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao in the Residenz in Munich on the evening of May 2, 2004. Falun Gong practitioners from Germany and Austria took this opportunity to appeal to Wen on Max-Joseph-Platz and unfolded banners saying, "Welcome Wen Jiabao," "Bring Jiang to Justice" and "Falun Dafa is Great."
According to Falun Gong practitioners, the content of their banners was restricted when they applied for this appeal. In some places, they were not initially allowed to use the banner saying "Bring Jiang to Justice." Falun Gong practitioners clarified the truth about Falun Gong to city governments and told them Jiang was the chief perpetrator of the persecution of innocent Falun Gong practitioners in China. After clarifying Falun Gong practitioners' intention and reason for using this banner, their applications were approved and Jiang's crimes were eventually exposed.
Falun Gong practitioners started their appeal in front of the Residenz and Wen's hotel around noon. However, on Max-Joseph-Platz, where crowds of tourists passed to get to the National Theatre and the Residenz, police restricted Falun Gong practitioners to an area that people could not access. After Falun Gong practitioners clarified the truth to them, the policemen removed rails so that crowds of tourists could pass the Falun Gong booth, visit display boards, watch Falun Gong exercise demos and sign their names in support of legal actions against Jiang.