Spain: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest at the Chinese Embassy in Madrid against the Persecution (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 26, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners from Madrid gathered at the Chinese Embassy to protest against the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) nine years of cruel persecution.
The practitioners' peaceful protest and rally was held in front the Chinese Embassy. Passers-by could see the banner reading "Stop the persecution of Falun Gong" and many of them crossed the street to take flyers and view the pictures exposing the persecution.
People showed great interest in the Falun Gong exercise demonstration. Having learned about the peaceful nature of Falun Gong and the CCP's atrocities, a couple with two children signed the petition to support the campaign to end the persecution. They said they hoped to have a chance to learn the Falun Gong exercises some time.
After hearing that the CCP is not only persecuting Falun Gong practitioners but also Catholics in China, a woman accompanied by an elderly cleric expressed her hope to invite Falun Gong practitioners to a Spanish religious radio station to expose the CCP's persecution against people's beliefs. The woman also stressed that she admires Falun Gong practitioners' compassion and peacefulness very much.
Many passing motorists slowed down to look at the picture displays, honked their horns and gave the thumbs up sign to express their support for Falun Gong. Almost all the drivers who stopped at the traffic lights accepted the flyers and read them before the traffic lights turned green.
"I've never seen anything like this, an assembly without shouting and screaming," a police officer present at the site said. All police officers on duty at the protest site received flyers and said that they knew of the CCP's evilness and they supported Falun Gong practitioners' activities to end the persecution. They said, "Now, more and more people know the truth. We hope this persecution can be ended as soon as possible."
Category: Rallies & Protests