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25th April 1999 was the first appeal against the brutal crackdown on Falun Gong in China

24th April 2016 the peaceful appeal against the persecution of Falun Gong continues

24th April 2016 the peaceful appeal against the persecution of Falun Gong continues

Commemorating April 25th 1999. The first peaceful appeal in Beijing against the brutal crackdown and arrests of Falun Gong at Tianjin In China.

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners went to Beijing to the appeals office on Fuyou Street. Most practitoners believed the National Appeals Office was somewhere in the middle of Fuyou Street near the west gate of Zhongnanhai (Chinese Communist Party HQ). Chinese security arranged the Falun Gong practitioners around the Zhongnanhai compound, creating the appearance that Falun Gong "surrounded" or "besieged" Zhongnanhai. This would later be used in the propaganda war setup by Jiang Zemin, former Chinese Communist Party leader. This was beginning of the persecution of Falun Gong. 

Hi - I'm reading "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem" by Ethan Gutmann and wanted to share this quote with you.

"So as April 25 dawned, a lovely, crisp spring morning, a thirty-three year old consultant Zeng Zheng—better known by her foreign name Jennifer Zeng—pulled her bike into Fuyou Street and instantly noticed that something was a little off. Jennifer had briefly worked in the Zhongnanhai compound and knew the security intimately. Normally there were so many guards that it was difficult to enter the street without being questioned. Now, just before 7 a.m., practitioners were strolling down Fuyou street chatting and looking around for the appeals office, as if they were in a shopping mall. But a line of police stood on the southern end. The police told the practitioners to go back up the block and stand at the entrance to the hutong, across from Zhongnanhai's western gate. At the same time, up at the north entrance to Fuyou, policemen were carefully leading practitioners to the west side of the street and directing them to walk south. Both groups merged right outside the main entrance of Zhongnanhai. The National Appeals Office would open at 8:00 a.m., they were told. Jennifer understood: “They were very well prepared, they were expecting us.”"

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LONDON, UK, Sunday 24 April 2016

London Falun Gong practitioners Commemorate April 25th 1999 in Trafalgar Square. The first peaceful appeal against the persecution of Falun Gong in China. They do this by showing the beauty of meditation exercises, talk to people, collect petition signatures and hand out information. 

CLICK BELOW Petition to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Calling for an Immediate End of Forced Organ Harvesting From Falun Gong Practitioners in China