France: Anti-Torture Exhibition in Clermont-Ferrand City and Support for China's Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On November the 20th 2004, practitioners went to Clermont Ferrand, a city in central France, to introduce Falun Gong to local residents. They held an anti-torture exhibition to expose former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin and his faction's heinous crimes. People who saw re-enactments of some of the torture methods used to force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their beliefs in China were shocked and enraged by the atrocities happening there, saying, "We stand by you and we all support you!"
One middle-aged woman said that she used to think that human rights in China were improving but has since realized that this is not the case. This lady hoped that more people can learn the facts about Falun Gong, so they are not deceived by the lies that Jiang uses to cover up his crimes. In the meantime, she encouraged practitioners to keep up the good work and said that she will tell her relatives and friends about the persecution.
Another person asked for plenty of leaflets from us, saying that she would send them to her children and friends. Many others asked a lot of questions and, after hearing the facts, they said that they want to help. Practitioners told them that the best way to help is to tell people about Falun Gong and the human rights abuses inflicted on people who practise Falun Gong in China.
Exposing the persecution
Though the one-day activity soon came to an end, many local people had learned more about Falun Gong. They asked for information on their nearest practice site where they can learn the exercises for free.