To commemorate the “April 25 Appeal” in Beijing in 1999, practitioners in Sydney held a rally and candlelight vigil on the square in front of the City Hall on the evening of April 24, 2008. They mourned the thousands of Falun Gong practitioners who have lost their lives because of the persecution, recounted the nine years of peaceful resistance, and condemned the CCP for its ongoing brutal persecution of Falun Gong.
On the afternoon of April 25, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners in Queensland held an activity to commemorate the ninth anniversary of April 25 appeal in front of Chinese Consulate in downtown Brisbane. They called for an end of Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong.
A lot is happening around the world in this age. It is happening especially in China, where two things have caught people’s attention. One is the “rapidly developing economy,” which made the whole world open its eyes wide, and everyone is trying to join in. The other is the persecution of Falun Gong that has gone on for the last eight years. These two things highlight society’s materialistic and spiritual sides. The Chinese Communist Party’s “material development” and “spiritual persecution” are close companions to Chinese people’s, or even the entire world’s, daily lives. It is a phenomenon of modern Chinese society.