Candlelight Vigil in DC Honors Falun Gong Practitioners Who Died in the Persecution

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.

U.S. Lawmakers, NGO Leaders Support Falun Gong's 18-Year-Long Peaceful Resistance

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.”

Ottawa, Canada: Rally Supports Peaceful Resistance Against Persecution of 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.

Canadian Member of Parliament: “I am very proud to be here today with Falun Gong!”

“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!"

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