Germany: The People of Munich Support Practitioners' Activities to Raise Awareness about the Persecution of Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 5, 2008, practitioners held activities in the square of St. Michaels Church, in the busy business district of Munich, to expose the nine-year persecution of Falun Gong and support the 39 million Chinese people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
Activities in the square of St. Michael's Church in Munich
Passersby sign to support the petition against the persecution of Falun Gong
Attracted by the activities, many passersby stopped to view the displayed photos illustrating the CCP persecution of the Chinese people, in particular Falun Gong practitioners, over the past decades. They were stunned to learn about the regime's atrocity of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. They signed the petition protesting the persecution. Some of the overseas Chinese who had joined the CCP and its youth organizations in the past denounced the CCP and its affiliated groups on the spot.
Currently, the movement to denounce the CCP is gaining momentum, and the number of Chinese people denouncing the CCP on the Epoch Times Website is 40 to 50 thousand every day. Large-scale activities supporting the campaign to quit the CCP, coupled with the spread of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party (an editorial published by The Epoch Times newspaper), has turned the attention of people around the world to the Chinese regime's persecution of its people as well as to its agents' efforts to terrorize and intimidates in international society. In particular, the Chinese regime has escalated the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in the run-up to the Olympic Games. At the same time, to deflect Chinese people's resentment of the way the regime dealt with the recent earthquake disaster, the government instigated Chinese thugs to stir up violence in Flushing, NY, and blame it on Falun Gong. As these atrocities and underhanded tactics are made public, people's attention worldwide is focusing on the Chinese regime's disregard for human rights
Since many Germans have already learned about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, they favorably responded to practitioners' requests for their signatures on the petition that condemns the Chinese regime's policy of persecution. In response to a practitioner's explanation that the Chinese regime has harvested organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, a German said, "It is really terrible. How could such a terrifying thing happen today? I hope you are able to continue exposing the Chinese regime's atrocities." Several Catholic nuns also signed the petition. Taiwanese tourists were very happy to see the banners supporting Chinese people quitting the CCP and signed the petition.
Quite a few tourists from China and Chinese students studying in Germany
visited the booth. Some talked to practitioners for a long time, while others
hoped to understand the reason why they should withdraw from the CCP and its
affiliated organizations. Still others had their pictures taken in front of the
banners, and many accepted copies of the Nine Commentaries and other
materials, saying that they would read them at home carefully. In the meantime,
those who had joined the CCP and its affiliated organizations filled out the
form to quit the CCP and denounce this evil organization, while others said that
they would announce their withdrawal from the CCP on The Epoch Times website.
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Chen told our reporter, "The purpose of holding these activities is to help people further understand the intrinsic evil nature of the CCP and the harm it has posed to the entire world. Some Chinese already knew the true nature of the CCP, but many of them still have illusions about it due to a lack of clear understanding. In fact, communism originated in Germany, but many German people are still not clear about the distinction between the CCP and China. Not only did the CCP deceive the Chinese people, it also persecuted its people and Falun Gong. The reason for helping Chinese to withdraw from the CCP is to help our countrymen awaken from being deceived by the CCP, urge them not to persecute Falun Gong, and have them avoid being punished as an accomplice when the CCP is eliminated by heaven."
One Chinese man said that the CCP is very bad, but that the Chinese people
could not help. Mr. Chen said, "It's hard to find the people who really
believe in the CCP. There are over one billion people in China--why should we be
fearful? All of us should screw up our courage and get rid of the CCP." The
Chinese man agreed with Mr. Chen and accepted the flyer, saying that he would
surf the Internet to get more information.