Russia: Falun Gong Practitioners Clarify the Truth in the Parks of St. Petersburg During the Summer (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Russian practitioners in St. Petersburg have conducted truth-clarification activities every Saturday for several years. Practitioners held the activities at every subway exit and walked through almost every street in downtown St. Petersburg. In the summer, parks are very popular places for St. Petersburg's residents to spend their leisure time. Most of the major municipal parks are filled with people on the weekends. On three consecutive Saturdays--August 11, 18, and 25--practitioners held a series of activities in several municipal parks to introduce Falun Gong and expose the Chinese communist regime's brutal persecution of practitioners.
On August 11, practitioners performed a simulated demonstration of the CCP organ harvesting in Aviatorov Park. An elderly lady who had survived a Nazi concentration camp during World War II said she witnessed gold teeth being removed by forced from some prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. However, the organ harvesting in China nowadays is completely unimaginable. "The Chinese communist regime is even crueler than the Nazis," she said. Some people told practitioners, "You have the courage to expose such a brutal criminal regime. You are really admirable!"
On August 18 and 25, practitioners hosted truth-clarification activities at the "300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg Park" located on Tukhachevsky Avenue.
Practitioners set up small tables in the parks. While teaching people how to fold paper lotus flowers, practitioners also played videotapes about Falun Gong. Accompanied by peaceful music, practitioners used loudspeakers to introduce the beneficial influence that the spread of Falun Gong has brought to the entire world as well as the persecution that the evil Chinese autocratic regime has inflicted upon Falun Gong practitioners. They highlighted the fact that those persecuted in China remain steadfast to their belief in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" and continue to clarify the truth to the world's people. Lotus flowers, sacred and pure, symbolize this magnificent spirit.
Practitioners also demonstrated the graceful Falun Gong exercises and distributed flyers to passers-by. A practitioner brought his grandson to join the activity. The young child folded a big lotus flower and placed it in front of the banner that read, "The World Needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance."
A young Russian man, who served as the janitor in the park, said he had never experienced true compassion in his life and he did not believe that true compassion really exists in the world. After he read through the newspaper that practitioners gave him, he returned and said in an emotional tone, "I have seen true compassion today in you. You are all great people who always do good things to others!"