(Clearwisdom.net) On October 1, Falun Gong practitioners in Japan gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in Fukuoka to protest the persecution in China.

That evening, practitioners held a candlelight vigil in memory of those who lost their lives in the persecution.

Practitioners displayed banners in front of the Consulate, which read: "Support 43 Million Withdrawals From the Party," "Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong," and, "Falun Dafa is Good." Many people stopped to read the banners.