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Melbourne Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Candlelight Vigil in the Rain (Photos)

July 30, 2004 |   By a Melbourne practitioner

(Clearwisdom.net) On July 23 it is winter in Australia, and it was rainy and windy in Melbourne. At 7 pm, Falun Gong practitioners gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne to participate in the global activity to "light a candle to commemorate the unyielding practitioners who died upholding conscience."

The practitioners held candles in their hands and stood quietly across the road facing the Chinese consulate. The candles represent the honest hearts of practitioners, and they called for the conscience of the people. Wind blew out the candles but practitioners re-lit them. It was like the persistent spirit of the Falun Gong practitioners who safeguard the last elements of conscience in the human world.

Since 1999, more than 1000 Falun Gong practitioners have lost their lives in the persecution for persisting in their belief in "Truthfulness Compassion Tolerance". Yet, their deaths have awakened more people who step forward to resist the evil.