UK Practitioners Make Appeals Regarding the Hong Kong Trial
(Clearwisdom.net) After the incident of Hong Kong's unreasonable prosecution and trial against Falun Gong practitioners, in addition to a round-the-clock peaceful petition outside the Chinese Embassy (started some sixty days ago), practitioners from London and Manchester launched peaceful petitions in front of UK's Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Consulate in Manchester.
In London, those passing by the Chinese Embassy asked for materials in droves. They also signed their names to support Falun Gong practitioners. Some of them even practiced sitting meditation alongside practitioners. The person responsible for the management of parking mentioned to practitioners: "Well done! Your banners are beautiful too." A woman passing told the practitioners that she felt powerful energy when Dafa practitioners were sending forth righteous thoughts. The policeman on duty at the Embassy said we had won respect here because of our cooperation with them.
Due to the special relationship between UK and Hong Kong, the staff of UK Foreign Ministry was very much concerned about the unreasonable trial against Falun Gong practitioners in Hong Kong. Many workers there asked for Falun Gong materials. One day, a man walked out of the Foreign Ministry and began talking with Dafa practitioners. He said that he had served as a Hong Kong policeman for six years, and that the police were completely independent and responsible only to the law at that time. The police would not interfere with whatever people did as long as they did not break laws. He was worried about Hong Kong's situation, and empathized with the 16 Falun Gong practitioners' situation. The UK policeman on duty around the Foreign Ministry came to the scene and said: "You've done a very good job. Your petition has attracted the public's attention."
On August 5, practitioners gathered at Chinese Consulate in Manchester and held a news conference to call for people from all walks of life to be concerned about the trial in Hong Kong. A practitioner traveled for four hours to bring a hand-made banner condemning the Hong Kong Government's unreasonable prosecution and trial against Falun Gong practitioners.