Norway: Rally Held to Commemorate the April 25th Appeal and Expose the Persecution to the Public
(Clearwisdom.net) On April 25, 2008, it happened to be a sunny day with a clear sky in Bodo, a city in Northern Norway in the Arctic Circle. Local Falun Gong practitioners got together to practice the Falun Gong exercises and display the photos about Falun Gong's popularity around the world as well as the cruel persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. The activities were intended to commemorate the "April 25" incident when over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealed at the Appeals Office of the State Council and to display the journey of Falun Gong practitioners' nine-year efforts in resisting the persecution.
Mr. Dag Olav Sivertsen was among the passers-by who stopped to view the display boards. After viewing every photo and reading the captions attentively, he asked the practitioners for more information about the ongoing persecution. When knowing that the Chinese Communist regime has escalated the operations of arresting Falun Gong practitioners in the name of hosting the Olympics, he said that he would call the Norwegian government and urge the government to take action to help stop the Chinese regime's persecution of Falun Gong. As he said that he wanted to have more detailed information, the practitioners thus gave him a copy of the "Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China" co-written by David Matas, famous Canadian human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, former member of Parliament and former Secretary of State of the Government of Canada for the Asia-Pacific region.
Though the green grass is still covered by the remaining snow;
Everything is coming back to life.
As the sentient beings in Norway are awakening;
A magnificent flower is breaking through the snow to usher in the spring.