(Clearwisdom.net) Sunday, November 7, 2004, was a bright, sunny day. The temperature in New York City's Manhattan rose. A marathon made this day even better and brighter because it brought tens of thousands of people to the Falun Gong practitioners.

A practitioner gave out truth clarification materials in the subway and he pointed at the "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance" on the poster to explain the facts to a person on the train. Many people on the train also took truth clarification materials. A person said to him, "He wants one too--and she also wants one!" Several people sitting next to that person took the materials, as well. The practitioner continued to clarify the truth. Over the past three days, there was always someone saying, "We will help you distribute these. We will tell others about this after going back and help the truth get out to more and more people."

Yesterday, right after two practitioners gave materials to a person and before giving him an explanation, people next to that person also requested materials. After the flyers were all given out, they had to give out truth clarification VCDs. The VCDs were still insufficient and they had to give out bookmarks with a simple introduction of Falun Dafa. Even the bookmarks were all gone. After getting off the subway, one person still wanted to get a VCD from the practitioners.

A Tour Guide Clarifies the Truth

On the day of setting up "The Great Wall of Courage," a double-decker touring bus drove through Union Square. After the tour guide on the bus saw "The Great Wall of Courage," he spent a long time talking about it to tourists on the bus, and he talked about the contents on all the posters. His explanation continued until the traffic light turned green.

A practitioner holding flyers always smiled at people passing by. Many people passed by and came back to ask for a flyer.

"I really worried which one of my products from China was produced in the labor camp."

Yesterday, at the site outside the painting exhibition by artists who practice Falun Gong, practitioners also arranged an anti-torture exhibition. On the site, a German practitioner was handing out materials. Suddenly he heard some people honk their car horns to request a flyer, so he gave a person riding in a luxury car a truth clarification newspaper. That person was about 40 to 50 years old. After listening to the practitioner's introduction of the persecution happening now in Chinese labor camps, he said, "All of the products that our company uses come from China, and I am very concerned about the present situation in China. This is so inhumane and inconceivable! If this is the present situation of their human rights, then I am really worried whether any of the goods bought by my Chinese partner come from labor camps-- When I return, I will certainly ask her to find out the sources of those products."

An American Changes his Attitude Upon Learning the Truth

An American who was about 50 years old witnessed the appeal of 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners at Zhongnanhai on April 25, 1999. But the time of his stay in China was precisely the height of slandering and suppressing Falun Gong by Jiang's regime, and his mind was also all filled with rumors and lies. He had never talked to Falun Gong practitioners in the past five years. In Manhattan, however, Falun Gong practitioners have been persistent in clarifying the truth of Falun Gong and exposing all kinds of abuses and tortures used in the persecution, so his view of Falun Gong began to change. He also came to the anti-torture exhibition site on 79th Street, and a practitioner had a long conversation with him. The practitioner started from the story that his uncle was one of five representatives invited to meet the former Chinese premier, and then talked about the damage to humankind and society resulting from persecuting a group of good people believing in "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance." He said that people's attitude toward "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance" is related to the future of humankind, and so on. The notion and mentality of that person gradually changed, and his tone became softer and softer. In the end, he finally decided to carefully read the details in the truth clarification newspaper. He also signed a petition expressing his opposition to the persecution.