A forum in the U. S. Congress marked the 20th anniversary of the historic April 25 peaceful appeal, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners petitioned the Chinese government for an end to harassment and interference. Speakers included a participant in the 1999 appeal, victims of the persecution, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations who are working to end the persecution in China.
Taking a break from their high-powered jobs in the D.C. area, theatergoers came away with more than just an evening's entertainment: “There is a purpose that’s even bigger than just beauty and marvelous dancing on the stage, even as lovely and as gracious and as elegant and charming as that can be.” “It makes you want to be a better person, to see how can I make myself better," another audience member reflected.
Practitioners gathered in front of New York City’s Chinese Consulate to solemnly remember fellow practitioners who died during the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China. The practitioners held a candlelight vigil on the evening of April 20, 2019 to remind the world how ten thousand practitioners went to Beijing to peacefully ask the government to allow them their basic right of belief.
A 65-year-old woman's cousin made a grisly discovery when he conducted a welfare check on her. She had died alone while her husband was detained for practicing Falun Gong. Police had threatened her a few days prior to renounce Falun Gong.
Toronto and Dallas: Rally and Candlelight Vigil Held Marking 20th Anniversary of April 25th Appeal in Beijing
Falun Gong practitioners in many cities across the world held events underscoring the 20th anniversary of the peaceful appeal in Beijing in 1999, which took place just prior to the onset of the persecution.
Practitioners in Tokyo held a rally and parade at the Senso-ji Temple on April 20, to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the April 25th appeal.
~ April 25 Events ~
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Improving Oneself ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all