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Ottawa Dafa Practitioners Hold Candlelight Vigil in Front of Chinese Embassy to Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the 4.25 Appeal (Photos)

April 29, 2002 |   Ottawa Practitioner

(Clearwisdom.net) "Three years ago today, over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful appeal in Beijing to request the government to release the practitioners illegally arrested. However, Jiang's regime framed the peaceful appeal as 'anti-government' and started a large-scale brutal persecution against kind Falun Gong practitioners. During the past three years, Falun Gong practitioners following the principle of 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance' held peaceful appeals worldwide and called on the Chinese government to stop Jiang's regime's persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. To commemorate the 4.25 appeal symbolizing peace and those practitioners tortured to death by Jiang's regime, and to rescue those practitioners suffering greatly and in immediate danger, the Ottawa practitioners went to the Embassy and held a candlelight vigil..." said Falun Gong practitioner Zhou during the live interview by local TV Station NEWRO.

On April 25, 2002, it started to rain sleet starting that morning in Ottawa. From 2:00 p.m., the practitioners sent forth righteous thought every half hour. Around 6 p.m., the sleet stopped and the sunshine broke through the clouds...