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  • Germany: The Divine Land Marching Band Performs at Spirit Asia in Nuremberg, CCP Officials' Departure Draws Media Attention

    In the middle of July 2009, the European Divine Land Marching Band was invited by the German Culture and Human Rights Association and the organiser to take part in the opening ceremony of "Spirit Asia," an open-air festival in Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria. More and more people learned the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP.
  • Finnish Politician: I Will Tell More People About the Persecution of Falun Gong

    Well-known author Jari Tervo and the Mayor of Hameenlinna Tapani Hellsten were very curious about the CDs and fliers available from practitioners. They expressed the will to help more people learn about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. In 2008, the Finnish government rescued 12 practitioners persecuted in China and facilitated their immigration to Finland.
  • United Kingdom: Spreading the Truth at the Northern End of the UK

    Falun Gong practitioner Yuyu Williamson made use of her holiday with her family in Shetland at the northernmost end of the UK to tell the people there about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and that Falun Gong practitioners are being persecuted for following the principles of “Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance”.

  • Germany: Public Condemns the Chinese Communist Regime Atrocities During Event at Cologne Cathedral

    On September 5, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from the renowned city of Cologne, Germany and surrounding areas held an activity in front of the Cologne Cathedral. The practitioners displayed banners supporting the withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party and exposing the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Holland: Introducing Dafa at the Culture & Leisure Fair in The Hague

    The 2009/2010 International Culture & Leisure Fair in Holland made its debut in the Atrium at The Hague, on September 20, 2009. The event was hosted by The Hague Council. Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate.
  • United Kingdom: People Learn about Falun Gong and the Persecution at St. Martin's Place

    September 12, 2009 was a Saturday, so Falun Gong practitioners once again went to St. Martin's Place in the centre of London to hold an activity, hand out leaflets about the goodness of Falun Dafa and exposing the CCP's brutal persecution. Many people condemned the CCP's brutality, and supported Falun Gong's opposition to the persecution.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Warmly Welcomed at Lunen's Anniversary Celebration

    From September 9 to 13, 2009, Lunen, a small northern town in Nodrhein-Westfalen, Germany, celebrated its 30th anniversary. The anniversary celebration drew around 100,000 people from the town and surrounding cities. This was the fourth time that practitioners from the nearby city of Dortmund took part in the festival to introduce Falun Gong to the people there.
  • Sweden: Rally Condemns Communist Regime Atrocities, Supports 60 Million Who Have Withdrawn from the Part

    On September 26, Sweden's Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Service Centre organised a rally at Mynttorget Square to condemn the Communist regime's atrocities and support over 60 million Chinese people who have withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organisations. The persecution of Falun Gong was highlighted.
  • UK VIPs Condemn the CCP’s Persecution

    In their speeches and interviews, they called upon the UK government to act immediately, uphold religious liberty, and help stop the CCP’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, especially the appalling atrocities of organ harvesting, as soon as possible. Their speeches represented the voice of justice from the British public.
  • Germany: People Learn about Falun Gong During Oktoberfest

    On September 20, 2009, the annual Oktoberfest began in Munich. At the famous Marlin Square, Falun Dafa practitioners from Bayern Province hosted an information day to introduce Falun Dafa, demonstrate the exercises, and expose the persecution. People asked many questions, from what Falun Gong is, why and how Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Gong, to how Chinese people work to stop the persecution.
  • Belgium: 2009 Benelux Fa Conference Held

    A Falun Dafa cultivation experience sharing conference was held on October 4, 2009 in Brussels, Belgium. Twelve practitioners shared their experiences in doing a better job in clarifying the truth. Those attending the Fa conference included new practitioners and veterans who have cultivated for over a dozen years. They were of all ages and walks of life.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the CCP's Persecution at Leeds City Centre

    On Saturday, September 19, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from West Yorkshire in the UK went to the busy Leeds city centre to expose the persecution of Falun Gong happening in China, and at the same time, offer help to Chinese people who wanted to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organisations.
  • Shen Yun Performing Arts: Wonderful and Perfect! 'Everything That China is Worthy Of'

    Upon seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts for the first time as it graced the stage at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, Switzerland, many audience members shared that they were deeply moved by the performances. Mr. Labarthe, a theologian, said he was inspired. "It was wonderful and perfect, very substantial," he said. "The message was very important."
  • Geneva Audiences Touched by Shen Yun Performing Arts: 'Profound and Magnificent!'

    Mr. Dominguez, general manager at a Swiss airline, joined an appreciative audience that resoundingly responded to the world-acclaimed show at Theatre de Leman in Geneva, "Tonight is the first time I have gotten to see this performance. I am really delighted, and I would even say completely amazed at what we have seen here tonight," Mr. Dominguez exclaimed.
  • Germany: On World Children's Day, People Pay Attention to Falun Gong Orphans

    September 20, 2009 is World Children's Day in Germany. On September 19, Falun Gong practitioners held an information day on Kropke Square in Hannover. The theme of the activity was "World Children's Day, Pay Attention to Falun Gong Orphans in China". Dortmund football fans came to the information desk to read posters and sign the petition in support of Falun Gong.