More than 1,000 practitioners and supporters in Hong Kong persisted in holding a rally and parade despite the threat of a tropical storm. Police officers were amazed that, just when the march was to begin, the storm warning was downgraded. Several political leaders and legislators in Hong Kong, as well as democracy activists in mainland China, gave speeches in support of the practitioners’ peaceful resistance and condemned the persecution.
Around three hundred Falun Dafa practitioners from New York and neighboring regions gathered for an English-language experience sharing conference in downtown Manhattan. Nineteen practitioners gave heartfelt speeches about their cultivation experiences, including looking within, eliminating attachments, and clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
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.
Several politicians gave speeches at the rally, expressing their support for the practitioners' peaceful resistance and calling for an end to the 18-year-long persecution in China. The practitioners' march had 1,000 participants and spanned two hours.
"It is absolutely imperative that these egregious violations of human decency come to an end and that all religious minorities in China are free from all persecution," wrote Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler.
A woman living a miserable life with an abusive husband and many illnesses finds Falun Dafa and changes her outlook on life. It taught her to be tolerant, see the good side of others, and look within when encountering conflicts.
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~ People in China Awaken to the Truth ~
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