(Clearwisdom.net) At the beginning of 2005, just after New Year's Day, Falun Gong practitioners from the North Island of New Zealand traveled to the south of Auckland on a four-day trip to introduce Falun Gong. On the way, practitioners held an anti-torture exhibit and a photo exhibit. Their activities caught local people's attention, and five media outlets came to interview practitioners. One of them was a live broadcast at a radio station.

A reporter interviewing a practitioner

Anti-torture exhibit touches people's hearts

During the trip, practitioners passed through ten cities and towns and many villages. They distributed about 4,000 truth clarification flyers. They also traveled to places where no Falun Gong practitioners have ever been before. Practitioners reenacted the brutal tortures Falun Gong practitioners have been subjected to in China. Some people did not know why Jiang's regime persecutes Falun Gong. After learning the truth, people signed the petition to support opposing the persecution.

Supporting opposition to the persecution

Why is Falun Gong being persecuted?

One practitioner had never been to a small town before. Shortly after he stopped the car, a man came out of his courtyard. After learning the facts about Falun Gong, he asked for many flyers and said, "I'll send them to my friends. I want to do so from the bottom of my heart." When the practitioner finished distributing his materials and came back to get his car, the man came out of his courtyard again and asked the practitioner to come into his home to teach him the exercises. Afterwards, he asked for more materials.

A woman who lives in Auckland obtained truth clarification materials at a small town over 100 miles away. She came to the practice site in Auckland to learn the exercises and bought a copy of the English version of Falun Gong.