Queensland, Australia: Candlelight Vigil Commemorates Anniversary of April 25 Appeal (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On April 23, 2010, Falun Gong practitioners from Queensland, Australia, held a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate in Brisbane, commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the April 25 appeal, and clarifying the truth about Falun Gong and the ongoing persecution to the public.
Many people, including Chinese tourists and students, accepted the truth-clarifying materials and signed their names on a petition, expressing their support for ending the persecution.
Clarifying the facts
Signing petition in support of Falun Gong
On April 25, 1999, over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners in China gathered outside the State Council Appeals Office to request their basic right of freedom of belief and the immediate release of 45 fellow practitioners who had been unlawfully arrested. In response to the appeal the Chinese Communist regime promised to protect the practitioners' rights, and the arrested practitioners were released. Three months later however, the regime began a nationwide persecution to "eliminate Falun Gong." The brutal persecution has continued for nearly eleven years.