Falun Gong followers protest in Hong Kong

Falun Gong followers protest in Hong Kong
AP, July 20, 2002
http://europe.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/07/20/hong.falun.protest.ap/index.html

HONG KONG, China (AP) –More than 140 followers of the Falun Gong spiritual group protested in Hong Kong to mark the third anniversary of Beijing’s crackdown on the sect in mainland China, where it is banned.

Around 100 Falun Gong practitioners meditated in a downtown park Saturday, while another 40 meditated outside a police station opposite Beijing’s representative office in Hong Kong — near the spot where some of them were arrested for obstruction in March.

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They demanded an end to what they call China’s often brutal campaign to eradicate the group.
Sixteen Falun Gong followers — including four Swiss nationals — are currently on trial for obstruction charges in Hong Kong’s first criminal case against followers of Falun Gong.

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