On the morning of July 18, 2001, practitioners from Denmark and Sweden came to the Chinese Embassy in Denmark to protest the two-year persecution of Falun Gong and mourn for 255 practitioners who were persecuted to death in the past two years.
Because some practitioners were going to attend the global SOS activity in Washington DC, they decided to hold their local "7.20" memorial a few days ahead of time. Practitioners hung a big SOS banner in front of the Chinese Embassy and placed flowers and candles around the portraits of deceased Falun Gong practitioners.
The major press and media of Denmark sent their reporters to cover the activity.
In the afternoon, practitioners went to downtown Copenhagen to clarify the truth to the general public. People asked for written materials and signed the petitions. Many people had a long talk with practitioners to learn the details. Some Chinese people not only took the handouts, but also asked about questionable issues, such as the "self-immolation" incident. Practitioners felt very happy for them to have a chance to learn the truth.