Hong Kong, China - Peoples Republic of
FALUN GONG PRACTITIONER PROTESTS OUTSIDE POLICE STATION IN HONG KONG.
A Falun Gong practitioner holds a photograph, taken by a Falun Gong
follower, showing Hong Kong police taking away Falun Gong protesters on
Thursday, as she meditates outside a police station March 15, 2002.
Hong Kong police on Friday charged 16 followers, including four from
Switzerland, for obstruction offences after their Thursday protest
against Beijing's crackdown on the controversial spiritual movement. It
was the first time the local government had charged Falun Gong
adherents, according to the group. Chinese characters on the placard
reads "Police violently break into peaceful protesters" REUTERS/Bobby