Germany: The First Falun Dafa Information Day Held in Vilshofen (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the 4th of December, 2004, Falun Gong practitioners held the first information day in Vilshofen to let people know what Falun Gong is and the truth about the persecution. Vilshofen is a small city, approximately thirty kilometres from Passau. On the streets there are not so many people as in a big city, but they are normally easy going and never in a hurry. Many people have developed an interest in Falun Gong. They slowed down and stopped to take a look at our display boards and the information available from our table. Some passers-by who accepted our leaflets had a long chat with us. They all wanted to know what's happening, and why Falun Gong practitioners are suffering such a brutal persecution.
Many people signed their names to rescue Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Youlin Xu (mother of a practitioner in Germany). Ms Xu was sent to a labor camp without going through any legal due process because she distributed Falun Gong truth clarification materials. There are also many people who signed their names on our petition form to bring Jiang Zemin to justice. Before this activity, we had informed the local media and many people told us that they already learned our activity from local newspapers.
We also placed some truth-clarification material in some shops in the city center. All shop owners accepted our materials with pleasure, and some read it immediately.
Falun Gong Information Booth
Signing a petition to rescue Youlin Xu
On December 3rd 2004, a local newspaper "Vilshofener Anzeiger" made a report as follows:
Collecting signatures for human rights.
Vishofen -- Tomorrow, Saturday, from 8 o'clock to 5 o'clock, a signature collection activity will be held in the city square. This activity is for the sake of condemning the illegal persecution, imprisonment and torture of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese qigong. Falun Dafa is a practice of the Buddha school that cultivates both mind and body. There are more than seventy countries where Falun Gong is practiced. Even though Falun Gong practitioners diligently follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China have been persecuted since July 1999.