United Kingdom: Promoting Falun Gong and Exposing the CCP Persecution during the G8 Summit (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) During the G8 summit, tourists from all over the world gathered in Edinburgh. On July the 7th and 8th, UK Falun Gong practitioners held activities in Princess Street to promote Falun Gong and collect signatures calling for the rescue of the illegally imprisoned family members of UK practitioners. Tens of thousands people learned about the truth of Falun Gong during this 2-day event.
Signing names to support Falun Gong
It was the day after the London bombings, and there were police officers everywhere in the streets of Edinburgh. In the bustling city, practitioners' peaceful meditation site was so exceptional. Practitioners decided to hold this activity in a short time and thus didn't have time to apply for permission. When the event started, there was a policeman standing at the site for a long time, a practitioner then approached him to explain. The practitioner asked: "Can they practice here?" The policeman was surprised and stared at the practitioner. Probably he thought she was a resident coming to complain. He then questioned her seriously: "They are so peaceful, why not?" The officer then took out a Falun Gong flier and said: "I also want to learn the practice."
Whilst promoting Falun Gong, practitioners could feel people's desire to learn the facts and to support Falun Gong. On the first day, practitioners handed out nearly ten thousand leaflets and collected a lot signatures.
People who signed their names to support Falun Gong came from all over the world. After watching the exercise demonstration and reading the leaflet about the persecution, a Polish tourist sighed with emotion and said, "Such a good thing is suffering from such brutal a persecution in China. It's simply inconceivable and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is just too bad". He also expressed the intention of learning Falun Gong.
The beauty of the practitioners peacefully sitting in meditation deeply moved the passers-by. A reporter from a Spanish TV station made a special stop to shoot footage of the exercises. Practitioners were unceasingly distributing leaflets, doing the exercises, telling the facts and trying their best not to miss a single person. Practitioners did not take a break during the ten hours of activities.
A local newspaper reported the event very positively. When practitioners started to contact media, those who were involved had different understanding. As the practitioners didn't make a clear and concise story when they contacted the first newspaper, it refused to publish. After a short sharing, practitioners adjusted their attitude and contacted another newspaper. One practitioner told a reporter of the newspaper: "Do you know how many people your report saves?" The reporter was touched. Though all the media were focusing on the London terror attack, that newspaper still published a report about the persecution in China in a timely fashion.
Before the G8 summit, the Annual Conference of International Society For The Reform Of Criminal Law was held at the Hilton Hotel. Practitioners were not allowed into the hotel to distribute truth-clarifying materials. One afternoon, all the conference attendees came out of the hotel. The fire alarm inside somehow rang, and conference had to have everyone come out waiting for clearance of the alarm. Taking this opportunity, practitioners presented materials to everyone.