Truth Clarification Stories from Manhattan (Photos)
Signing the petition to support opposing the persecution
Children learning the exercises
A man with a sense of justice
When a street corner singer saw a truth clarification photo on a practitioner's backpack, particularly the photo of Gao Rongrong, whose face was disfigured by the police's electric baton, he was very upset. When the practitioner told him that Jiang persecutes Falun Gong out of jealousy, he asked for Jiang's address to ask him why he persecutes Falun Gong. He said to the practitioner, "This persecution looks a lot like Hitler's persecution of the Jews." The practitioner told him that he could deliver his letter to the Chinese Consulate and told him the address of the consulate.
A story in the subway
One night, as I was handing out materials to people around me in the subway as usual, a young man read about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Then he pointed to two photographs in the paper and asked me, "Are these both the same person?" I said, "Yes, and this innocent woman has been tortured to death." He was surprised and said, "Is it true?" I told him, "Yes, and the persecution in China is still happening." He shivered a bit after listening to my explanation. I took a postcard about rescuing orphans of the persecuted Falun Gong practitioners out of my bag and suggested that he sign and mail it to the White House. He accepted it seriously.
Everyone nearby listened to our conversation. A young woman came over and asked, "Can I have a postcard?" I immediately passed one to her and thanked her. She said, "I've stayed in Shenzhen for three months, and I like China and the people there very much. I still keep in contact with several friends in China." I told her, "Do you know that the Chinese Communist Party and Jiang's regime have deceived the Chinese people about many things? I hope you can tell your Chinese friends about the truth of Falun Gong." She told me, "I will tell my Chinese friends!"
"I've remembered, 'Falun Dafa is Great.'"
An elderly woman practitioner who cannot speak English distributed materials every morning at an entrance to the subway station called Ground Zero. One day she saw some Chinese people in western suits. She walked over and repeatedly said, "Please remember, 'Falun Dafa is Great.'" Suddenly, one of the Chinese people turned and told the practitioner, "I've remembered. 'Falun Dafa is great.'"
A Westerner in a business suit walked over and requested some truth clarification materials. The practitioner gave him one copy. He thought for a while and then held up two fingers. The practitioner gave him another copy. When he held up three fingers, the practitioner smiled and gave him a third copy. Then he left, obviously pleased.