Falun Gong Practitioners Across Russia Commemorate April 25 Appeal
(Minghui.org) To commemorate the 19th anniversary of the April 25th peaceful appeal of over 10,000 practitioners in Beijing, Falun Gong practitioners held events in many cities in Russia.
Practitioners held activities in front of the Chinese Embassy from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on April 25, 2018. Passersby viewed posters and expressed concern about the persecution. The practitioners did the exercises together and held a candlelight vigil to commemorate those practitioners who have died as a result of the persecution.
On the same day, individual activities were held in front of the Chinese Consulate in St. Petersburg. Fifteen practitioners held poster boards with Falun Gong information and called for an end to the persecution in China.
People on their way to the consulate to apply for visas looked at the posters. A young man said, “Evil is trying hard to destroy people’s freedom everywhere. We should not turn a blind eye to the troubles of others, but show our will.” He took copies of the information.
In Irkutsk, an important city in the Siberian region, Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the exercises in the Uritsky Pedestrian Street and distributed informational materials on April 23.
The practitioners held a sit-in protest on April 25 near the Chinese Consulate in Irkutsk and demanded that the Chinese Communist Party stop the torture and killing of Falun Gong practitioners. They commemorated the 19 years of peaceful efforts against the persecution of Falun Gong.
On April 21, practitioners held group practice and distributed informational materials on a street next to the ocean in downtown Vladivostok and several locations including the shopping mall in the city of Ulan-Ude.