(Clearwisdom.net) As part of an anti-torture exhibition tour of Northern England, Falun Gong practitioners visited the ancient city of York on Sunday, November 21, 2004.

Practitioners quickly displayed eye-catching banners, set up a tabled for signature collection and posters that exposed the torture methods used in Chinese labor camps and prisons to try to force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their belief in Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. Some of the practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises while others distributed leaflets introducing Falun Gong to the local people and visitors in the city centre. Practitioners collected petition signatures calling for an immediate end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China and for bringing the prime instigator of the persecution, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, to justice. They also asked the public to help rescue their relatives in China who are deprived of their basic human rights just because they practice Falun Gong.


Residents signed practitioners' petition in support of bringing Jiang Zemin to Justice

A gentleman came to the practitioners and said that he read reports today about western nations deliberately ignoring the serious human rights violations in China due to potential financial investment opportunities. He immediately came to sign our petition when he saw the activity concerning human rights in China.

A York city councilor, who received our invitation letter informing him of the anti-torture exhibition, came especially to sign our petition


People come to find out about Falun Gong and the ongoing persecution in China

A Chinese girl spent a long time reading our posters. A practitioner went to talk to her and gave her some information material. She said that she did not believe this torture was happening in China. The practitioner explained to her that all of the torture cases displayed on the posters were real. Because the persecution is unlawful, it is carried out behind closed doors and is hidden from the general public in China. If people in China knew the brutality of this persecution, then the persecution could not have continued. The girl said that she understood that just because she hasn't seen them, it doesn't mean that these things are not happening.

During the activity, it rained and many petition forms got wet. This made signing them difficult. But people tried very hard to put their name down clearly. Despite being able to speak little English, one practitioner joined the others to inform passers-by about the ongoing brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China and achieved very good effects. Passers-by were able to understand him and came to sign our petition. The anti-torture exhibition in York ended very successfully.

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