Europe: Events Commemorate 18 Years of Falun Gong's Peaceful Resistance

As the persecution of Falun Gong in China reached 18 years on July 20, practitioners the world over held events calling attention to the atrocities. European practitioners held activities in at least 12 cities in nine different countries last week. Several members of parliament in the UK sent letters of support to a rally in Cambridge while candlelight vigils were held in Moscow, Copenhagen, and Vienna.

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.”

U.S. Lawmakers Voice Support for Falun Gong on 18th Anniversary of the Persecution

 “We must never be silent about the atrocities experienced by the Falun Gong in China and we must work to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes,” writes Rep. Chris Smith, one of the US congressional leaders who sent support for the recent Falun Gong rally at the Capitol.

Rallies and Vigils in Taiwan Press for an End to the Suppression in China

Government officials spoke out in support of Falun Gong and ending the persecution in China in Taichung and Kaohsiung last week, just two of the cities in Taiwan holding events recently to condemn the 18-year-long persecution.

Falun Gong's July 20th Commemorations in Singapore and South Korea

A candlelight vigil in Singapore and a rally and march in Seoul, South Korea commemorate those who lost their lives in the 18-year persecution of Falun Gong in China.

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