(Clearwisdom.net) On April 25, 2007, the eighth anniversary of the April 25th peaceful appeal in China, Falun Gong practitioners from Brisbane held a candlelight vigil in Chinatown in memory of 3000 fellow practitioners who were tortured to death and called for an end to the persecution.

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Candlelight vigil

Falun Gong practitioners in China peacefully appealed for a free environment to practice Falun Gong on April 25, 1999, but the Chinese authorities used the appeal to justify cracking down on the practice. Australian practitioners' candlelight vigil is in memory of 3000 fellow practitioners who were tortured to death during the persecution. Everyone hoped that more people would learn about the persecution through this activity.

Ms. Zhang said: "The banner I am holding exposes the organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners carried out by the Chinese Communist Party. Mr. David Kilgour and Mr. David Matas have collected evidence and published an investigation report about the organ harvesting. I hope that more people will pay attention to it, conduct more investigation and take actions to stop this horrible crime."

Many people were attracted to the candlelight vigil. Some Chinese students took photos of practitioners and asked for some truth-clarifying materials.

In the last eight years, Falun Gong practitioners in Australia have used all possible means to clarify the truth to the government and people. Their spirit is admired and supported by people from all walks of life.