Falun Gong members demonstrate outside Prague’s Chinese’s Embassy

09-08-2008

Around twenty members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement have been demonstrating outside the Chinese Embassy in Prague. The group, which assembled between Thursday and Friday is protesting human rights abuses in China and the plight of Tibet. During the protest, the group was joined by other Czech human rights activists. At one point, members of the group attempted to deliver a petition to the embassy. The Falun Gong movement is outlawed in China. Meanwhile, the human rights group Amnesty International has asked the Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek to bring up Chinese human rights abuses during his upcoming three-day visit to China. Recently, Mr Topolánek angered the Chinese authorities by wearing a Tibetan flag lapel-pin during the announcement of his visit to the host country of the 2008 Olympic Games.