South Africa: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest the Persecution in Front of the Chinese Consulate
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 19, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in South Africa peacefully protested the 10-year persecution of Falun Gong in front of the Chinese Consulate in Durban. They condemned the persecution and called for help to end it. During the event, practitioners held up a banner that read: "Disintegrate the Chinese Communist Party; End the Persecution".
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. The practice involves slow, gentle movements and meditation. It is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, and free of charge. Its principles are based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practice began in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China and then beyond. Its beneficial effects in uplifting an individual's physical, mental, and spiritual health, not to mention its positive influence in the community and society as a whole, have been undeniable. In fact, Falun Gong is practiced by over 100 million people in 60 countries. The main works of Falun Gong are available in over 30 languages.
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Since the start of the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners throughout the world have been constantly speaking out about the truth of Falun Gong and exposing the CCP's crimes in a tireless effort to end the persecution.