(Clearwisdom.net) On July 20, 2010, in front of the Chinese Consulate in Fukuoka, Falun Gong practitioners from Hiroshima and Fukuoka braved the sweltering heat and held a peaceful protest against the Chinese Communist Party's 11-year brutal persecution of the practice.

Peaceful protest against the Chinese Communist Party's brutal persecution over the past 11 years

Banners call for bringing Jiang Zemin to justice.


Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. The practice involves slow, gentle movements and meditation. It is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, and free of charge. Its principles are based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practice began in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China and then beyond. Its beneficial effects in uplifting an individual's physical, mental, and spiritual health, not to mention its positive influence in the community and society as a whole, have been undeniable. In fact, Falun Gong is practiced by over 100 million people in 60 countries. The main works of Falun Gong are available in over 30 languages.

On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Since the start of the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners throughout the world have been constantly speaking out about the truth of Falun Gong and exposing the CCP's crimes in a tireless effort to end the persecution.