Sweden: Rally at the Chinese Embassy to Protest against the Persecution of Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) At 1:30 pm on July 20th, Swedish Falun Gong practitioner held a protest at the Chinese Embassy, calling on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to stop the nine-year-long brutal persecution against Falun Gong.
In a rally at the Chinese Embassy, Swedish Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate Falun Gong exercises
Following the anti-persecution rally at the Mynttorget just outside the Swedish Royal Palace in Stockholm on July 19th, Falun Gong practitioners arrived at the Chinese Embassy in Sweden on July 20th for a demonstration. Displaying banners that read, "Stop the Persecution," "Stop the Nine Year Long Chinese Communist Regime's Brutal Persecution against Falun Gong," and "Support CCP Party Withdrawal of 40 Million Chinese People," Falun Gong practitioners clarified the truth to passers-by and those employed by the Chinese Embassy. Accompanied by the elegant exercise music, practitioners also demonstrated the five sets of gentle, peaceful Falun Gong exercises.
People's attention was attracted by this group of peaceful, tranquil protesters. They approached practitioners for additional information about the persecution and took truth-clarification materials with them. Many vehicles slowed down when they passed the site. Drivers honked their horns or gave the thumbs up sign to show their support.
While Anita, a teacher working in an immigrant school, passed by the site on her bicycle, she recognized one of the practitioners as her former student. She came up to the practitioner and hugged the student. After learning that her former student was here to protest the nine-year-long brutal persecution against Falun Gong, Anita said, "What you are doing is right! You are so brave!" She said she had learned a lot about Falun Gong from her students in the school. She was interested in learning Falun Gong and had started reading Zhuan Falun at home. She wrote down the practitioner's phone number and planned to start practicing Falun Gong.
Some practitioners drove for more than five hours from other cities to attend the activities. All they wanted to do was to tell people, "Falun Gong is good," "Falun Gong is a righteous cultivation practice," and, "The persecution against Falun Gong is wrong and must be stopped." These messages were conveyed with the banners that Swedish practitioner Hassan made with help from fellow practitioners.
A staff member of the Chinese Embassy trying to hide and take photos of the protesters
Although the gate of the Chinese Embassy was shut tightly, staff members of the Embassy shuffled about in the courtyard. Some came out of the entrance and hid in the nearby greenery to take photos of the peaceful protesters. In order to remind the Chinese people associated with the Embassy not to be deceived by the evil Communist regime, Western practitioner Mars shouted in Chinese, "Stop the persecution!"
Ms. Zhang, a Falun Gong practitioner from China, read aloud a public letter she wrote to the officials working in the Chinese Embassy: "The Chinese Communist Party cannot represent China. The love of your country is not equivalent to the love of the party. We can prevent more misfortune from impacting China only when the Chinese communist regime collapses and disintegrates." She urged the officials in the Embassy to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party to embrace a good future and peacefulness for their families and themselves.