London, UK: “I Support Falun Gong!”
(Minghui.org) During Falun Gong's parade and rally at London’s Trafalgar Square, spectator Vinod Kurup, a nurse manager from north London, said, “The persecution of Falun Gong is wrong. Falun Gong practitioners are peaceful and they are merely expressing their opinions. I support Falun Gong! Their anti-persecution efforts are important. More people should support their endeavors.”
Falun Gong practitioners from the United Kingdom and the Tian Guo Marching Band organized a series of activities in London on June 3, 2018, to exhibit the merits of Falun Gong and expose the persecution and crimes of forced organ harvesting in China.
Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, started the one-day event across from the Chinese Embassy in the morning. After a group exercise and rally, Falun Gong practitioners began the parade by proceeding through downtown London and Chinatown, and arrived at the National Gallery in the afternoon.
The practitioners demonstrated the exercises at Trafalgar Square, talked to people about the ongoing persecution during the afternoon, and held a candlelight vigil in the evening.
Many Chinese people watched the parade along the route. Ms. Li from Taiwan expressed her support, saying, “Their spirit is very touching. (People) should have freedom of belief.”
A group of Chinese tourists from Hong Kong praised the parade for being “solemn.” Ms. Liu from Beijing said she knew Falun Gong was persecuted in China and stated that she was happy to see Falun Gong parading in London.
Many People Heard About Falun Gong for the First Time
The event let many Westerners know about Falun Gong and the persecution for the first time, even though the persecution started 19 years ago.
Holly, who works at a law firm in Essex Shire east of London, said that she didn't know about the persecution before seeing the parade. She said she would let more people know about the persecution in China and would appeal to the United Nations to investigate.
French language teacher Christine and friends said they felt the Chinese Communist Party's persecution and forced organ harvesting were evil. “I can't imagine they can do that like animals. You are doing a meaningful deed. Please hang on!” Christine commented.
Marilena Bita, from Romania, said she is currently working at a clinic in London. She had worked in a hospital in Romania and already understood how evil a communist regime could be. She said, “I felt the positive energy here. I met true people here. Every smile and every pair of eyes are telling a true story. No matter how, I will do my best to help (Falun Gong).”
Mr. Vinod Kurup is a nursing manager at a hospital in London. He saw Falun Gong's exercise demonstration in Chinatown one year ago, heard about the persecution, and signed a petition. After seeing Falun Gong again at Trafalgar Square, he came to the table and signed a petition supporting Falun Gong again. He said, “The persecution of Falun Gong is wrong. They are peaceful and merely expressing their opinions. I support Falun Gong!”
Psychology student Letizia and her friend Luiji signed a petition supporting Falun Gong. Luiji was upset about the persecution in China. He said, “(The Chinese Communist Party) harvests human organs like a business. This is ridiculous.”
Valentina Martinez, a French girl studying in London, said the parade was peaceful but the message was powerful and it related to everyone.