(Clearwisdom.net) On the 20th of July 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Italy held a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Milan to protest the brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which has lasted ten years.

Practitioners doing the exercises in front the Chinese Consulate

Passersby accept truth-clarifying materials about Falun Gong

Reading information about Falun Gong on the display boards

In front of the Chinese Consulate, practitioners placed wreathes in memory of their fellow practitioners who have been persecuted to death, hung a banner proclaiming "The CCP is the Primary Culprit in the Persecution of Falun Gong" and displayed pictures showing specifically how the CCP tortures Falun Gong practitioners. Several practitioners demonstrated the exercises. Because Chinese people often pass by the Chinese Consulate, practitioners hung a sign in front of the Consulate that read: "The Service Center for Quitting the CCP in Italy" in order to make things easier for Chinese people who wanted to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Another sign said, "Heaven Will Destroy the CCP, Quit to Save Yourself."