Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners will join a parade, live performances and other festivities throughout New York City this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Falun Gong's public introduction. Many will also hold vigils outside the Chinese consulate on 42nd Street, in protest of the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong practitioners inside China.
In as many as 70 or more countries this weekend, followers and supporters of Falun Dafa will gather to commemorate May 13 as “Falun Dafa Day,” the Falun Dafa Information Center announced Friday.
The Falun Dafa Information Center (FDI) has received first-hand accounts of assault, battery, and theft perpetrated against Falun Gong practitioners in Argentina. The assailants were described as ethnic Chinese, some wearing suits, and driven by car and van to the scene of the crime; photo evidence has confirmed these descriptions.
Thai police manhandled Falun Gong protesters outside the Bangkok Chinese Embassy on December 10, International Human Rights Day. After being seen going in and out of the Chinese Embassy, dozens of Thai policemen crossed the street and roughly searched Falun Gong practitioners quietly protesting the six-year persecution of their practice in China. The police dragged some of them and took away their banners. One officer stated that he did not want to break up their protest but was told to do so by the Chinese Embassy.
More than five thousand practitioners of Falun Gong from all over the world gathered in New York City this past weekend to participate in local activities aimed at raising awareness about the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China.
Attended by approximately 2,000, the 2003 New York Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference took place on April 19th and 20th at the Performing Arts Center at the State University of New York campus in Purchase, New York.
Over 2,000 practitioners and supporters of Falun Gong from around the world gathered Saturday in several locations throughout New York City, including Times Square, Flushing and Brooklyn for rallies to expose the lies and propaganda of the Chinese regime.
On Thursday, March 20, practitioners and supporters of Falun Gong will hold peaceful appeals in front of Chinese Embassies and Consulates throughout the world.
Four months after announcing the enactment of Article 23 -- the controversial law that would grant the Hong Kong government broad powers for monitoring, arresting and imprisoning those deemed a threat by the Mainland government -- Hong Kong's leaders have unveiled the actual legal language of Article 23 for the first time.