(Clearwisdom.net) In order to protest the six-year persecution against Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and to call for an immediate end to the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners from Holland and Belgium held an anti-torture exhibition in Utrecht in the central part of Holland on July 23, 2005.

Exercise demonstration

Reenactment of torture method

The Falun Gong appeal was divided into two sections. On the left, practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises while on the right was an anti-torture exhibition. The practitioners simulated the brutal forms of torture that the CCP uses in its attempts to force practitioners to renounce their belief. Beside them were posters explaining the torture methods in words and pictures. The location was right in the city center, so many passers-by stopped to have a closer look at what was happening. The contrast between the torture methods and the peaceful exercise demonstration left people with a perplexing question: why would people be tortured like this just for practicing these peaceful exercises?

Reenactment of torture methods

Many people came to talk with the practitioners and find out more. One practitioner said, "In China, people are put into jail because of doing these exercises. They are tortured just as what is shown in this re-enactment." When people asked why, the practitioner gave two reasons. Firstly, the evil nature of the CCP cannot tolerate "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" which are the principles of Falun Dafa. Secondly, the former president of China, Jiang Zemin, was jealous at the fact that so many people practice Falun Gong. Most people were shocked, and asked if they could offer any help. In front of the table for collecting petition signatures to support the Dutch lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, many people queued to sign their names.

Passers-by stopping to take a look

Signing to support lawsuit against Jiang

Signing to support lawsuit against Jiang

An elderly lady said that this was exactly what people need, when she found out that the principles of Falun Dafa are "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." A young lady said, "China was such a powerful country and the economy had developed so well, how could this kind of thing happen in China?" A practitioner told her, "The CCP is very good at covering things up. The persecution is being carried out secretly. That is why the international community does not see the real situation." This young woman agreed to sign her name to support the Falun Gong practitioner's anti-persecution activities.

When the anti-torture exhibition started, it looked like it would rain. But soon the weather became very sunny. Many people stood quietly to watch the exercise performance and anti-torture exhibition with solemn faces. When practitioners handed out flyers to them, they accepted the flyers gratefully. It seems that they had waited for this information for a long time.