WASHINGTON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This April 25th marks the 13th anniversary when over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners gathered in Beijing to petition authorities in 1999. Their peaceful appeal brought awareness of Falun Gong to the world stage. It marked the beginning of a nonviolent journey for Chinese people to overcome Communist Party's propaganda and violence. Falun Gong's lawsuits have played a pivotal role in Bo Xilai's fall from power, and have laid the groundwork for the downfall of Zhou Yongkang and Jiang Zemin.
Terri Marsh - Human rights attorney who sued Bo Xilai and Jiang Zemin
Keith Ware – Falun Gong practitioner who served court papers to Bo Xilai in person in 2004
Tianliang Zhang - China expert, Voice of America commentator, and George Mason University professor
Jared Pearman - Falun Dafa Information Center spokesman
What: News conference explaining the facts behind Bo Xilai's removal from the Politburo and Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing, how Falun Gong's lawsuits are impacting China's crisis in leadership, and the meaning behind the Falun Gong mass appeal on April 25, 1999.
When: Monday, April 23, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: Lafayette Park, Pennsylvania Ave between 15th St. & 17th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Washington, DC Falun Dafa Association
SOURCE Falun Dafa Association of Washington, D.C.