Germany: Falun Dafa Information Day in Trier (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 27, 2006, practitioners held a Falun Dafa Information Day in the neighborhood of "Porta Nigra"(the Big Black Gate) in Trier, the oldest German city, well known for its tourism. Even though the weather was not stable, tourists continued to pour in. Trier is located on Germany's border with France and Luxemburg.
In the bustling downtown area, the passers-by were astonished by the information boards and banners that exposed the organ harvest from living Falun Gong practitioners for profits. Behind the exhibition platform, two practitioners were demonstrating the peaceful Falun Gong exercises. With solemn expressions on their faces, many people stopped walking to watch the exhibition. Practitioners explained to them about CCP's unreasonable suppression and ferocious persecution against Falun Gong practitioners since July 20, 1999. Practitioners also gave accounts of the organ harvests from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit in forced labor camps and concentration camps in China.
When people were told that many Chinese people have been ruthlessly persecuted simply for practicing Falun Gong, they were shocked. A Philippine lady who lived in Paris walked toward a western practitioner and said, "I know the persecution that Falun Gong suffers in China. I am extremely sorry about it." A family traveling from Holland stopped at the information desk. With the wife listening carefully, the father squatted down and translated the information of the exhibition boards to his son. They took the flyer and left. Before long, the father came back. He tapped the shoulder of a practitioner repeatedly and in an encouraging tone, he said, "Hang in there. The whole world needs to know the truth." He expressed heartfelt appreciation to the practitioner for all the efforts to expose the truth.
A representative from a local women's organization approached practitioners. In addition to expressing her concerns, she also told practitioners that she would tell the truth to other members of her organization. She signed her name and specified the organization that she represented on the petition to be sent to the United Nations. There were also many passers-by who walked to the information desk to sign their names without saying a word.
A father and his son are trying to understand the truth.
An older lady told a practitioner that her son needed to make frequent business trips to China. She said she would take the flyer to him. A young couple pushed a stroller, inside which was their 3-month-old baby. When the mother was signing her name at the information desk, the father squatted down to read the flyer and the baby stared at the photos of Falun Gong practitioners with bruises all over their bodies due to brutal persecution. When they asked practitioners questions about the banner and the information boards, several passers-by also listened to the conversation. They all signed their names to support the petition for ending the persecution.
A young lady came to the information desk directly, took a flyer and left. She returned after a while. She told practitioners that she provided tour guide services to China's ambassador to Germany and had close contacts with some Chinese officials. As she was guiding a tourist group, she couldn't spend too much time at the spot. However, she would try to learn more via the Internet, and provide help to Falun Gong as far as possible.