The City to Surf Fun Run took place on August 13 and attracted 80,000 attendees from all over the world. Many runners stopped by a booth set up by Falun Gong practitioners to learn more about the Chinese meditation practice and sign a petition in support of efforts to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Some learned the gentle exercises on the spot, and others were eager to participate in Falun Gong exercise groups nearby.
Practitioners in Toronto displayed banners and talked with Chinese residents and visitors at Pacific Mall, a popular asian mall and tourist destination, to clarify the facts about Falun Gong and the ongoing persecution in China. Many visitors learned about the practice and its benefits, and obtained information to share with their families. Some quit the Chinese communist organizations after learning the facts.
Major Wang Youjiang died on July 1, 2017 at the age of 48 while serving six years for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. In Lanzhou Prison, he was tortured with electric shocks, beaten, forced to do hard labor without pay, and subjected to numerous other forms of abuse. He was previously incarcerated for ten years for telling people about the communist regime’s persecution of his spiritual belief.
Practitioners displayed posters and demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises on Napoléon Square in the city center.
The authorities tortured a woman for her mother’s belief in Falun Dafa, even though she is not a practitioner.
“My mother-in-law was running out of options and avoided suggestions to try Falun Dafa. With no hope of recovery, she decided to give it a try, and she is forever grateful.”
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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