The Chinese Communist Party has persecuted Falun Gong for 18 long years. To mark this infamous anniversary, Falun Gong practitioners all over the world have been raising awareness with peaceful protest rallies, marches, and candlelight vigils. This article highlights an event in Munich, and the many courageous people who took action to help end the persecution as a result.
The largest parade in the northwestern U.S., the Seafair Torchlight Parade, has been a tradition in Seattle for almost 70 years. This year’s Falun Gong entry, with practitioners demonstrating the exercises on a float decorated with a large lotus flower, a symbol of purity in Chinese culture, was very popular with the spectators. Practitioners playing the traditional Chinese waist drums also delighted the crowds.
Legislators from Minnesota have openly expressed support for Falun Gong and condemned the persecution many times before.
A common question people ask at such events is, “Why would the Chinese government want to persecute Falun Gong? Everyone has the right to meditate.”
“I appreciate your contributions to the community,” a local town councillor said, “and I firmly believe that everyone in the world has the right to basic human rights, no matter who you are or what your belief.”
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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