Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners held a candlelight vigil in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the evening of July 20 to commemorate fellow practitioners who lost their lives in the Chinese Communist Party's 18-year persecution. The solemn event drew attention to the heartbreak happening in China and called for its immediate end. Similar events are being held the world over.
As Falun Gong practitioners from across the U.S rallied on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Robert Herman, vice-president of Freedom House, noted in his remarks: “The Falun Gong story in China is not just one of victims and survivors of horrific persecution. It is also a story of unshakeable faith, of perseverance and resilience. ...New opportunities are emerging to push back against government repression targeting Falun Gong.”
Falun Gong practitioners and supporters gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa on July 19 to condemn the human rights abuses of the Chinese regime and called to end its persecution of Falun Gong. Those who spoke in support of practitioners included Jack MacLaren, provincial parliament member from Ontario; Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada; and former Canadian parliament member and diplomat David Kilgour.
“We need any efforts and all efforts that are made to bring the Chinese government to account and all the politicians and bureaucrats who are responsible to hold them account for their actions."
Europe: Activities Across the Continent Raise Awareness of the Persecution of Falun Gong as it Enters 19th Year
Across Europe and around the world, Falun Gong practitioners held rallies, candlelight vigils, and other activities to mark July 20, when the persecution of Falun Gong began in China 18 years ago.
Mexico City: Event Protesting Persecution in China Held in Front of the Chinese Embassy Despite Official Attempts to Stop It
A police officer noted, "What you are exposing is a genocide! And you offer a benefit to the society by teaching this practice that looks so good!"
~ July 20 Events ~
~ Rallies & Protests ~
~ Parades & Other Community Events ~
~ Voices of Support Worldwide ~
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