(Clearwisdom.net) The sixth Hsinzhu Rice Noodle Festival was held on September 24 and 25, and attracted many local residents. Local practitioners were invited to the festival. They set up a booth to introduce the "Rescue Falun Gong Orphans" project to tell the local people what Falun Gong is, to expose the brutal persecution taking place in China, and to call for support to rescue orphaned children of practitioners in Mainland China.

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A child signing a petition board calling for the end of the persecution
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A citizen signing the petition

As soon as the festival started, a lot of people came to the practitioners' booth for more information. Through the practitioners' introduction, they learned about the persecution, which has claimed the lives of at least 2,732 practitioners and that has orphaned many children of those practitioners. Many of these orphaned children have been forced to leave their homes, discriminated against and expelled from school.

One gentleman firmly expressed his support to the practitioners and said that the practitioners' signature campaign was a necessary activity. He also said that all practitioners looked very kind and that the charges by the Chinese Communist Party against practitioners were obviously fabricated. He also acquired information about local practice sites and expressed interest in learning Falun Gong. .

There were also several people who wished to offer financial help to the Falun Gong orphans. In addition, they all asked for information about practice sites near their homes and expressed the wish to learn the five sets of exercises.

A parent with a child passed by the booth. When he was told that practitioners were collecting signatures to rescue orphans persecuted in China, his expression became very serious and said: "Please look after my child for a moment, I will sign." The practitioner was very touched, she knelt down and gave a Falun Dafa bookmark to the little one. At the same time, the father signed a postcard to U.S. President George Bush calling for action to rescue Falun Gong orphans.

A couple who had learned the truth asked: "Are you always telling passersby about Falun Gong like you are now?" A practitioner nodded his head. They were very surprised and impressed. The practitioner thanked them for signing the postcard to President Bush.

During the festival, there were also some children who had never heard about Falun Gong. After listening to the practitioners' explanation, they learned that Falun Gong teaches people to be good individuals by always telling the truth, doing good deeds, putting others first and being more tolerant. They could not understand why the Chinese Communist Party would persecute Falun Gong, as they know that good people should not be persecuted and wicked people are doomed to be punished. Many children, after learning the truth, signed their names to support the orphan rescue effort.