Washington DC: Congressional Forum Marks 20th Anniversary of Historic April 25 Appeal

A forum in the U. S. Congress marked the 20th anniversary of the historic April 25 peaceful appeal, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners petitioned the Chinese government for an end to harassment and interference. Speakers included a participant in the 1999 appeal, victims of the persecution, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations who are working to end the persecution in China.

Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area: Shen Yun Brings People to a “Higher Realm”

Taking a break from their high-powered jobs in the D.C. area, theatergoers came away with more than just an evening's entertainment: “There is a purpose that’s even bigger than just beauty and marvelous dancing on the stage, even as lovely and as gracious and as elegant and charming as that can be.” “It makes you want to be a better person, to see how can I make myself better," another audience member reflected.

New York: Remembering Falun Gong Practitioners’ Peaceful Appeal 20 Years Ago

Practitioners gathered in front of New York City’s Chinese Consulate to solemnly remember fellow practitioners who died during the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China. The practitioners held a candlelight vigil on the evening of April 20, 2019 to remind the world how ten thousand practitioners went to Beijing to peacefully ask the government to allow them their basic right of belief.

Beijing Woman with Medical Conditions Dies Days After Police Harassment for Her Faith

A 65-year-old woman's cousin made a grisly discovery when he conducted a welfare check on her. She had died alone while her husband was detained for practicing Falun Gong. Police had threatened her a few days prior to renounce Falun Gong.

Toronto and Dallas: Rally and Candlelight Vigil Held Marking 20th Anniversary of April 25th Appeal in Beijing

Falun Gong practitioners in many cities across the world held events underscoring the 20th anniversary of the peaceful appeal in Beijing in 1999, which took place just prior to the onset of the persecution.

Japan: Falun Gong Practitioners' Parade and Activities Commemorate April 25 Appeal

Practitioners in Tokyo held a rally and parade at the Senso-ji Temple on April 20, to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the April 25th appeal.

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