(Clearwisdom.net) On April 23 and 25, 2011, Falun Gong practitioners in Italy held activities in Milan at a tourist spot and in front of the Chinese Consulate to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the April 25 Appeal.

The practitioners distributed brochures in different languages and set up displays on Via Dante, a tourist spot in Milan. Their outstanding banners caught people's attention. They were shocked to learn the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Many of them condemned the atrocities of the Chinese Communist Party and signed petitions to show their support of Falun Gong. Some asked where they could learn the practice.

Practitioners commemorate the 12th anniversary of the April 25 Appeal at a tourist spot in Milan, Italy.

Many people stop to read the displays.

Many people stop to read the displays.

People sign petitions in support of Falun Gong.

Passersby took the initiative to find out more information about Falun Gong. A young man carefully read the display and turned solemn when looking at the pictures of persecution victims. He asked for a brochure in Chinese. He told practitioners his girlfriend is Chinese. He said, “It is terrible! Such a brutal persecution is happening in China! I will take the brochure to my girlfriend and tell her what is happening.”

Many people wanted like to sign petitions in support of Falun Gong after they viewed the displays. A mother and her daughter were very saddened to read about the torture of innocent Falun Gong practitioners. The daughter couldn't help sobbing on her mother's shoulder.

Despite the surrounding noise, practitioners calmly demonstrated the meditation and standing exercises. The beautiful music and gentle exercise movements fascinated passersby, some of whom took out their cameras to take pictures.

A lovely toddler managed to get out of her mother's hands, run to the display, and point at pictures of Falun Gong practitioners. Her mother followed her and started reading.

Practitioners' group exercise in front of the Chinese Consulate

Italians carefully read the display to learn more about Falun Gong.

On April 25, Falun Gong practitioners did the exercises in a group in front of the Chinese Consulate in Milan. Their banners stated, “Commemorating the 12th Anniversary of the April 25 Appeal” “The CCP Is Doomed. Quit the CCP to Be Safe.” “Support 93 Million Withdrawals from the CCP.” Both Italians and Chinese were drawn to the activity to get more information.

A Chinese couple looked confused when they passed by with their daughter. A practitioner told them about the CCP's lies regarding the appeal. The couple nodded in agreement. Their daughter happily took a brochure and quit the Young Pioneers that she joined when she was little.

A young Chinese man asked many detailed questions. After he found out that the so-called “self-immolation on Tiananmen Square” was a staged show by the CCP, he wanted to quit the CCP without any hesitation. When he passed the display the second time, he gave Falun Gong practitioners a thumbs-up, saying, “I support you!”

Mr. Lan personally experienced the April 25 Appeal. He said that, as citizens, practitioners wanted to tell the government not to make a wrong decision or do something it shouldn't. “It was all very peaceful. Some practitioners read quietly. Some stood quietly. I had never seen such a gathering. I was truly touched. Such a peaceful and rational appeal! The brutal persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's regime created millions of broken families. Some practitioners I know died as a result of the persecution. According to incomplete calculations, more than 3400 people have died as a result of the persecution. Some were victims of organ harvesting when they were still alive.”

Mr. Lan sincerely hopes all Chinese will learn the true story of Falun Gong, quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and choose a bright future for themselves.