In honor of the Mid-Autumn Festival, many people in China have sent in greetings to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. Even those who do not practice Falun Dafa identify with its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and condemn the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of the spiritual practice.
Visitors to the urban oasis can often find Falun Gong practitioners sitting in meditation. The tranquil scene has attracted many tourists to stop and learn more about Falun Gong and why it is persecuted by the communist regime in China. Practitioners recount several memorable encounters with European tourists, a former Chinese government official, and Chinese students eager to tell others what they had learned.
As more Chinese tourists visit Finland, Falun Gong practitioners have been maintaining a presence at various tourist sites in the capital city. Chinese tour groups stop to watch the exercise demonstrations, read posters and banners, and sign petitions to stop the persecution. They also learn how the communist party has defamed Falun Gong with fabricated stories over the years.
Practitioners from 31 European countries participated in the rally and two-hour march from Place de la Bourse to the Louvre.
A former French Minister expressed her admiration for the event organizers for their unrelenting efforts to end the persecution.
After China's communist regime’s started to persecute Falun Gong, Ms. Wang Xiuping, 54, was arrested, detained, fined, had her home ransacked multiple times, and lost her job
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Greetings ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all