NEW YORK – Approximately 50 Falun Gong practitioners were beaten and taken into custody as they sat in peaceful demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. The practitioners are currently being held in a detention center in Dong Anh, according to sources in Vietnam.
At approximately 8:30am this morning (Vietnam time), Falun Gong practitioners gathered on the sidewalk across the street from the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi to sit in silent protest over the incarceration, abuse and scheduled trial of two local Falun Gong practitioners — Mr. Vu Duc Trung and his 36-year-old brother-in-law Mr. Le Van Thanh.