Posts by Paul Christofaro

Peaceful Protests and Candlelight Vigils Mark 20th Anniversary of the April 25 Appeal in Beijing

On April 25, 1999, a peaceful appeal in Beijing surprised the Chinese leadership and the international community when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered near the State Council Appeals Office to request the release of fellow practitioners who had been illegally arrested for their belief. The gathering was peaceful and without incident, and the Tianjin practitioners were…

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Adelaide: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate April 25th Appeal

Falun Gong practitioners from South Australia gathered in Prince Henry Garden in Adelaide on April 21, 2019, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the April 25th Appeal in Beijing. They told people about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) decades-long persecution and collected signatures to support lawsuits against a former CCP head who initiated the persecution.…

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Raising Awareness of the Persecution of Falun Gong in Brisbane’s Largest Chinese Community

Falun Gong practitioners held activities to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution in Sunnybank, Brisbane’s largest Chinese community on April 14, 2019. Practitioners have been coming to Market Square, one of Brisbane’s most popular shopping centres for years. A group of Chinese students stopped and asked practitioners many questions. One student said,…

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Saint Petersburg, Russia: Introducing Falun Gong at a Trade Fair and Raising Awareness of the Persecution

Falun Gong practitioners participated in a four-day summer trade fair in the Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex in mid-April 2019. They introduced Falun Gong and told people about the Chinese communist regime’s persecution of the practice. Passersby stopped at the Falun Gong booth and talked with practitioners. Natalya read the posters and then talked…

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Minghui Report: 43 Sentenced to Prison in March 2019 for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Falun Gong

According to information compiled by the Minghui.org website, 43 Falun Gong practitioners were sentenced to prison by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) court system in March 2019, bringing the total sentenced cases so far this year to 169. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.…

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Germany: Falun Gong Welcomed at Spring Festival in Dortmund

Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in the Spring Festival in Blücherpark in Dortmund, Germany, on Sunday, April 14, 2019. They introduced the ancient spiritual practice, demonstrated the five exercises, and taught people how to fold paper lotus flowers. Several festival attendees learned about the benefits of Falun Gong and how the Chinese Communist…

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Japan: Introducing Falun Gong During the Cherry Blossom Festival

Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) practitioners participated in the 27th Cherry Blossom Festival in Suigen Park, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, on April 6 and 7, 2019. They offered free instruction to learn the Falun Gong exercises on the lawn and distributed information to passersby about the spiritual discipline. The practitioners also collected signatures on…

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