Commemorating the April 25th Anniversary with Grassroots Efforts to Spread the Facts
(Minghui.org) Commemorating the 15 th anniversary of April 25, 1999, practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area held torture exhibits in downtown, Chinatown and other tourist sites to inform the public about the ongoing persecution, in particular the forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. They also formed the Chinese characters “righteous law” in front of the San Francisco City Hall.
Falun Gong practitioners formed Chinese characters “righteous law” in front of the San Francisco City Hall on April 26, 2014 in memory of the 15 th anniversary of the peaceful demonstration on April 25, 1999.
Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the forced live organ harvesting in China in San Francisco to call for an end to the heinous crimes and to commemorate the 15 th anniversary of the peaceful demonstration on April 25, 1999.
Fifteen years ago, on April 25, 1999, over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful demonstration in Beijing to request the restoration of their right to practice their belief. Never before seen in China, in terms of scope and peacefulness, the quiet demonstration has become a landmark of uncompromising courage in safeguarding justice and conscience.
During the past 15 years, practitioners' persistent truth-clarification efforts, much like this one in downtown San Francisco, have exposed the CCP's lies. Courage continues to defy suppression, as people spread the facts at a grassroots level.
Marshall, a medical doctor, passed by the practitioners' torture exhibit in downtown San Francisco. Even though he had heard of the crimes of organ harvesting, seeing the torture re-enactment with real people was still very much a shock to him.
He wanted to donate money to practitioners to help end the persecution. Practitioners turned down his kind gesture, so he asked how he could help. He was told that raising awareness with his own efforts would be an effective way to do so. He said, “I will certainly do that. In fact, I had already planned to do so.” He thanked the practitioners for their efforts.
San Francisco resident Marcel Brian took pictures of the torture exhibit and sent them to his friends. He and his friend Alexis Brown both felt strongly that people shouldn't be tortured for their beliefs. Ms. Brown believes that people will definitely take action if they know about the forced organ harvesting from living practitioners.
Similar events to raise the public's awareness were also held in Sweden, Brazil, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
On April 25, 2014, eight practitioners in Brazil gathered at Paulista Avenue, the most crowded avenue in the city of São Paulo, distributed flyers and collected signatures to condemn the CCP's forced organ harvesting. A passer-by signed the petition to support the practitioners. Over 250 signatures were collected on the day.
Protests in front of Chinese Consulates and Embassies
Practitioners protested in front of Chinese consulates and embassies in Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Munich, Germany; Toronto, Canada; Madrid, Spain; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; and Chicago, Houston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and other cities in the United States.
Related articles in Chinese language: http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2014/4/27/芬兰法轮功学员纪念 “四二五”和平上访-290600.html