(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy on April 20, 202,2 to commemorate the April 25 peaceful appeal. Twenty-three years ago on April 25, 1999, over 10,000 Falun Dafa practitioners peacefully gathered in front of the National Appeals Office in Beijing to request that 45 practitioners arrested in Tianjin be released. Calm and peaceful, this event was known as the “largest and most peaceful” appeal in Chinese history.
The Chinese Embassy in Ireland is located on a main road that leads to the southern part of Dublin. Many cars passed by and honked their horns to show their support for ending the persecution in China.
The practitioners’ activity attracted the attention of the Irish Medical Times. It posted a tweet on social media promoting Falun Dafa and exposing the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The Irish leading medical magazine with about 13,000 medical professional followers wrote, “Let’s not forget the day April 25. A group of people adhering to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is treated like an enemy by the CCP.”
The editor of the magazine replied in an email to a Falun Dafa practitioner, “Though the April 25 peaceful appeal is not considered an event in the medical field, but human rights should be considered in every field. Good luck!”
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Does the CCP Persecute It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and learned the five gentle exercises have experienced uplifted health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.
Under Jiang's personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
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