There were no public rallies in Mainland China commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Falun Gong peaceful demonstration which occurred on April 25 1999 in Beijing. Instead, banners telling the truth about Falun Gong popped up all over China. No one removed them and the Chinese police didn’t take them away.
On April 25, 1999, ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners peacefully gathered in Beijing to ask the country’s leadership to allow them to practice in peace without harassment. Specifically, they were seeking the release of 45 practitioners who had been beaten and arrested days before.
While the meeting appeared to go well and the crowd went as calmly as it came, by summer, the Chinese regime had launched an all-out persecution against Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) that continued for 15 years and is still ongoing.
Today, the banners play an important role in undoing the harm caused by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) slander in defaming Falun Gong to justify a brutal persecution. The banners remind the Chinese people that Falun Gong is good, and that the world needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Following, are the messages written on some of the banners that were displayed in the city of Wuhan, Hebei province, Yantai city of Shandong Province and in Gongan County of Hubei Province:
The world needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
Freedom of belief is no crime, stop the persecution
Heaven will destroy the CCP, withdraw to ensure your own future
Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good
Falun Dafa is good
Falun Dafa is a righteous teaching
Ensure safety and blessings with goodness
Falun Dafa is good — the truth will bring you blessings
There were also banners with poems celebrating the principals of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
This story is based on an article from Minghui.org