(Clearwisdom.net) From July 6 to 8, practitioners held a "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" Art Exhibition at Manhattan Federal Plaza, which is also home to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. As this is the very first art exhibit held in its 4,000-square-foot exhibition hall, officials said that the exhibition had thus set a precedent for the building. q1q

During the two-and-a-half-day exhibition, many people came to see the paintings. Some burst into tears in front of them, and some also wrote down their reflections in the guest book after viewing the paintings:

"The exhibition is so beautiful. It presents the peaceful nature of the Falun Gong practice. I hope that more people will realize the importance for people in China to practice Falun Gong freely."

"You have shown courage and hope for the future."

"After studying these paintings, I am so impressed by them and realize that the police brutality in China is so true! I couldn't believe in this, however, I now believe after the exhibition."

"Before I read a Falun Gong flier, I didn't know about the ongoing persecution in China. I only knew China has one-child policy. I am truly moved by this exhibition."

"I like this exhibition very much. This is the first for me to see an exhibition which faithfully represents the situation in China. I will take these memories to my heart."

"Persecution must be stopped. Americans should help the Chinese and bring them peace."

"The more visitors who come to the exhibition, the faster their attitude toward the persecution will be changed! This is a must-not-miss exhibition."

"The exhibition is very good. It helps me know about the torture happening in China. I will pray for the end of the persecution. Thank you!"

"The artists are great. I will recommend all my friends to come to see the exhibition."

"I am the chairman of a labor union. These paintings deeply touched me."

"I am so glad that I have found Falun Gong."

"Falun Dafa is good!'

Among the visitors, most were employees in the building, including federal government officials, immigration officers, immigration lawyers, building staff, homeland security officials, etc. About 20% were Asian-Americans.