"In Order to Stop the Things Described on the Poster Boards from Happening Again" -- An Anti-torture Exhibition and Signature Campaign in Huddersfield, UK (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners in the United Kingdom held an anti-torture exhibition in Huddersfield on March 20, 2005. The purpose of this activity was to introduce Falun Gong to the local residents and to tell them about the brutal persecution against the practice in China. Flyers were distributed to passers-by and petition signatures were collected calling for an end to the persecution. Those practitioners who played the roles of policemen and victims in the anti-torture exhibition had to stay in position for many hours, but they didn't complain. New practitioners also participated in the activities.
Signing a petition to call for an end to the persecution
Because this event took place on a Sunday, the streets weren't as crowded as they would have been the day before. However, many local residents stopped by to watch the anti-torture exhibition. A middle-aged woman could not help shedding tears when she saw a practitioner sitting in a small cage. Another young lady asked a practitioner who was acting in the exhibition how long he had stood there. After she found out that he had been standing there for several hours, she expressed her sympathy and admiration. She signed the petition after she learned that these methods of torture are currently being used against Falun Gong practitioners in China.
A young girl brought her mother to the exhibition after she had learned about the persecution. She also brought her young friends to sign their names to the petition. A while later, another group of young people asked if the man sitting in the small cage was just an artificial model or a real man. They said if it was a real man, he would have suffered a lot from being forced to huddle up in such a small cage. They were extremely shocked after learning from practitioners that it was a real man and that the actual situation in China is far worse. These young boys had a very strong sense of justice. They all signed their names to support the practitioners in China.
Two boys and two girls came to the exhibition together. The eldest was a teenage girl, and the other children were less than ten years old. They were viewing the poster boards when a practitioner approached them. The practitioner asked the teenager if she wanted to sign her name to the petition. She said, "Sure." One of the little boys asked what the signature was for. Instead of waiting for a response from the practitioner, the girl said, "It is to stop the things described on the poster boards from happening again!"
On the same day, a Chinese gentleman who appeared to have lived in England for many years was glad to receive some information. He said he was interested in practicing Falun Gong and asked about the local practice site where he could learn the exercises for free.