(Clearwisdom.net) On the morning of April 24th, 2007, practitioners from Hamburg and Hanover gathered outside the Chinese Consulate General in Hamburg. They were commemorating the "April 25" 1999 peaceful appeal by 10,000 practitioners.

On April 25, 1999, 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners went to the Beijing Appeals Bureau to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong freely. Police directed them intentionally towards Zhongnanhai, the government leadership compound. The police wanted to create the impression that a large crowd was "surrounding" Zhongnanhai. The government officials then capitalized on this event and spread lies about Falun Gong. The intent was to defame Falun Gong.

Practitioners called for attention to the persecution of Falun Gong and the cruelties perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), with large banners. At the same time, they demonstrated the five graceful Falun Gong exercises.

Practitioners commemorate the April 25, 1999 peaceful appeal

In the evening practitioners remembered the over 3,000 murdered during this subsequent persecution and the eight year-long suppression of Falun Gong by the CCP. They read aloud all 3,013 names of those Falun Gong practitioners who were tortured to death in China, to assure that all Consulate residents could hear them.

Originally published in German at: http://clearharmony.de/articles/200704/37429.html

Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200705/39587.html

Category: Rallies & Protests