(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners held activities in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, on April 20, 2024, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the April 25 Appeal. They introduced Falun Dafa and told people about the 25 year-long persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Practitioners held activities on the morning of April 20 on busy Wenceslas Square (“Václavské náměstí” in Czech), which is in the centre of the capital city and is frequented by both locals and tourists from all over the world. The activities featured a public presentation of Falun Dafa, exercise demonstrations, information display boards, and petitions to sign.

Many people stopped to pick up informational materials about the practice and the ongoing persecution and signed the petition to end the persecution. Some wanted to learn the exercises even in the rain, and some took information about the location of the regular practice and the online course to learn Falun Dafa.

Practitioners held activities at Wenceslas Square in Prague to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the peaceful appeal in Beijing.


Public Support for Practitioners’ Efforts to End the Persecution

Before practitioners managed to unpack the petition stands and information boards, a man who had been standing nearby said he couldn’t take his eyes off the Falun Dafa sign because he sensed such a strong positive energy. He signed the petition and said he was very interested in the practice and asked where and when he could learn it. He expressed his thanks for the information and said he would go to the practice site.

A married couple who wanted information about the persecution both signed a petition and expressed interest in reading Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World. They wrote down the titles so they could look them up on the Internet.

After they were told about Falun Dafa, two ladies were interested in learning the exercises and took information about the Learn Falun Gong online course.

Two elderly ladies from Slovakia said they’d heard about Falun Dafa in the past and even had a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, at home. They said that they would read it.

A young Chinese passerby stopped to observe the exercise demonstration for a long time. She took some information and said that she had heard about Falun Dafa in the past and was interested in it. She stayed for a long time and took photos.

A couple with two children watched the exercise demonstration with interest. The children were given lotus flowers and the parents were given information about the persecution. The parents signed the petition and asked about how to practice Falun Dafa.

One lady had come to Prague to go to the theater, but she arrived early and said she felt drawn to the practitioners’ event. She signed a petition to end the persecution and took information about Falun Dafa.


Peaceful Appeal in Front of the Chinese Embassy

That afternoon, practitioners went to the Chinese Embassy in Prague and stood quietly holding banners along the opposite wall so they could be seen from the embassy. For several hours they quietly held banners and did the exercises.

In their speeches, practitioners drew attention to the peaceful appeal of April 25, 1999, and described the ruthless campaign that began three months later. They called on the Chinese Embassy to contact the CCP to end the persecution of Falun Dafa and to release all detained practitioners immediately.

Many passing cars and buses slowed down, and people read and saw the banners and the exercise demonstrations.

Practitioners call for an end to the CCP’s persecution during activities in front of the Chinese Embassy in Prague.