At 1 pm, August 5, practitioners from the Sydney area held a press conference outside the Chinese Consulate in Sydney regarding Hong Kong’s trial of Swiss and Hong Kong practitioners. They called on people of all walks of life to express concern and help stop this “political persecution.”
Nicholas Johnson, a member of Amnesty International, visited the protest. He says, Their banners are inoffensive, the area is kept clean and unobtrusive and the protestors in no way interrupt the running of the mission, spending most of their time in quiet meditation.
New Zealand’s Auckland airport has defended its decision to order the
removal of a poster promoting the Falun Gong spiritual movement.