(Clearwisdom.net) At noontime on July 2, North Carolina Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in downtown Raleigh to condemn the shooting incident in South Africa and to expose the exportation and escalation of the Jiang regime's brutal persecution of Falun Gong overseas.

A representative of practitioners read a statement during the press conference

A passer-by reading posters in detail

A passer-by looking over the posters

Demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises

During the press conference, practitioners narrated the details of the shooting incident in South Africa and the Jiang regime's overseas persecution of Falun Gong practitioners over the past several years. Before this shooting incident, the Jiang regime had used many illegal means to harass, pressure and even attack overseas practitioners: For example, the regime instigated ruffians to vandalize and burn practitioners' vehicles in Chicago, and some pro-Communist overseas Chinese people, backed by Chinese consulates, have assaulted practitioners in New York and San Francisco. The regime has also routinely spied on practitioners' activities and has put together a blacklist of practitioners.

There were many passers-by at the press conference site. Some of them carefully read the flyers presented by practitioners, some carefully read about the persecution cases displayed on the posters, while others watched practitioners' peaceful exercises demonstration.

There was also some interference during the event regarding the use of the sound system and permission to use the site. Several practitioners then took the opportunity to clarify the truth of the persecution and Falun Dafa to the police and other related institutions. Meanwhile, many practitioners distributed flyers and clarified the truth in nearby streets, with other practitioners continuously did the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts. Eventually, all the difficulties were resolved and the press conference proceeded smoothly.

Before the press conference, realizing that practitioners should take the opportunity to clarify the truth to nearby government officials and the media, six practitioners divided into three groups to carry out this mission: One group went to congressmen's offices, one went to state representatives' offices and one went to the nearby media outlets. Though some offices were closed for the coming holiday, with their tireless and persistent efforts, practitioners visited every office that was open in order to clarify the truth. Most of the officials' staff members were very friendly, and they not only promised to inform the representatives of the practitioners' visit, they also gave practitioners advice on how to meet with their representatives in person.

During this truth-clarification event, practitioners deepened their understanding of the importance of clarifying the truth, as they encountered many people who had never before heard about Falun Gong.