(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Stockholm, Sweden held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy on July 18, 2020. They let people know about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution in the past 21 years and called on all circles of Swedish society to recognize how the CCP harms not only Chinese people, but the entire world.
MP Ann-Sofie Alm said that she regretted not taking action earlier to end the 21 years of persecution. She had a strong wish to make a change and help end it. She called the persecution of Falun Gong the most unprecedented, serious, and evil violation of human rights. “People in free societies must speak for the Chinese people. We need to unite against the Chinese Communist Party,” she said.
Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises to beautiful, soothing music at Mynttorget next to Riksdag in the afternoon. Speaking in both English and Swedish, practitioners Verner and Andrea told people about Falun Gong and how the CCP is persecuting it. Many people stopped to watch the exercise demonstration, read the display boards and talk with practitioners.
A man told a practitioner that he immigrated from Hong Kong many years ago. He believes the CCP harvests organs from living practitioners. He said he knew that the CCP always lies. He said the CCP's evil nature is exposed through its cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak and the cruel suppression in Hong Kong. “I’m worried that people in Hong Kong will be killed and their organs harvested,” he said as tears came to his eyes. He signed the petition to support Falun Gong’s call for justice.
A man from Gothenburg gave practitioners a thumbs-up as soon as he saw them from far away. He loudly called out, “You are doing a good deed! I often see you in Gothenburg. Keep up your great job!”
Andrea and her husband both practice and enjoy the positive changes that Falun Gong brought them and their family. Andrea said, “The Chinese Communist Party has been persecuting innocent people for 21 years. We saw its open violence in Hong Kong, and how it covers up its brutal persecution against practitioners in China. My heart aches when I think about the organ harvesting. I’ll continue to expose it and never give up!”
Werner said Falun Gong is raising society's morality and restoring mankind's traditional culture. In contrast, the CCP regime persecutes innocent people. Werner stressed that we must let the world see the true nature of the CCP and must not allow it to continue its wickedness.
Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) is a spiritual belief based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Many people feel that practicing Falun Gong improves one's health and character. Due to the spiritual practice's wide-spread popularity, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution 21 years ago, on July 20, 1999.
The deaths of more than 4500 Falun Gong practitioners have been documented since July 20, 1999. Hundreds of thousands of practitioners were imprisoned, incarcerated, tortured and even subjected to state-sanctioned live organ harvesting.
The actual number may be much higher due to the CCP’s cover-ups and information censorship. Falun Gong practitioners across the world conduct activities around July 20 each year to peacefully protest the persecution and call for it to end.