[Minghui Net] Falun Dafa practitioners in Austria have gained the support of many kind-hearted people through contacting human rights organizations. We held a Falun Dafa introductory workshop on April 18 at the invitation of the Women's Federation for World Peace. We introduced "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance," the principles of Falun Dafa, and also revealed the truth about the extremely brutal persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners carried out by Jiang Zemin and his followers. The entire audience was shocked to see the countless scars and wounds in the pictures on our slides. Some even turned their faces aside and could not bear to look. Afterwards three practitioners demonstrated the five exercises. Their movements were smooth and graceful, stretching out and drawing back at will. Some members of the audience left their seats and came to the front, where they imitated the movements of the practitioners. One practitioner had been on vacation in China when the persecution of Falun Gong had just started. She told the audience what she experienced and witnessed when she appealed to higher authorities in China. The great compassion and forbearance of the practitioners in China deeply moved the audience. Finally, we played two videotapes that clarified the truth about Falun Dafa.

After our presentation, many people approached us and asked for the time and location of our practice site. Some even offered to help us to speak out the truth, and suggested that we give similar presentations to other human rights organizations. This event made Falun Dafa known to these kind-hearted people, and allowed them to learn the truth about the persecution of Falun Dafa by those in China with wicked hearts.

(Reported by Austrian Falun Dafa practitioners on April 26, 2001)