(Clearwisdom.net) At 10 a.m., October 18, practitioners gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne. In both Chinese and English, they read the Falun Dafa Association announcement aloud to Chinese officials and visiting individuals. The announcement, first published on October 9, solemnly states the current situation of the persecution and warns individuals who have participated in the persecution to abandon the evil path and choose to be good.

Practitioners gather in front of Chinese Consulate to send a message to the Chinese officials

The announcement said: "From today on, overseas Falun Gong practitioners will file civil or criminal lawsuits against all important government or CCP officials who participate in or continue to implement the persecution of Falun Gong and as a result, commit new crimes in addition to those they have already perpetrated against Falun Gong."

The announcement also points out a bright path for those Chinese Communist officials who want to abandon the evil path: "The CCP regime is against heaven's will, and is about to collapse. It is now having difficulty sustaining the persecution. Heaven's final judgment of these evil criminals is imminent. However, one of the purposes of the sacred Fa of Falun Gong is to save people, including people in all social statuses. Even for those who have committed wrongdoings, there is still an opportunity for them to abandon the evil path and choose to be good. For all those who have committed crimes against Falun Gong but want now to correct their mistakes, they can submit, under safe circumstances, a guarantee announcement or regret letter to Minghui (Clearwisdom Net) or to any regional Falun Dafa Association to be archived. We will not investigate the various crimes of those who are determined to correct their mistakes. However, we will continue to monitor their actions."