London: Practitioners Hold Activities in Chinatown to Spread the Goodness of Falun Gong and Inform People about the Persecution (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Saturday, July 19th, 2008, nine years after the CCP launched the persecution of Falun Gong, British practitioners gathered in London's Chinatown to display the goodness and beauty of Falun Dafa, and expose the CCP's (Chinese Communist Party) persecution of Falun Gong. They called on people to help bring an end to the persecution.
Falun Gong practitioners hold activities in Chinatown, London to tell people the facts of Falun Gong.
Falun Gong practitioners' activities draw people's attention.
Peaceful demonstration of Falun Gong exercises.
Right in front of the two lion statues in the center of Chinatown, a stand was set up. The unfurled banner which read, "Falun Dafa Is Good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Good," drew people's attention. On the stand were leaflets in both Chinese and English, together with a petition calling for an end to the persecution. Plentiful display boards were erected around the stall. The exhibited photos focused on the worldwide popularity of Falun Dafa and the brutal persecution inflicted on Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Passers-by stop to gain a better understanding of Falun Gong
People sign the petition to condemn the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong
Next to the stand, some of the practitioners were demonstrating the five sets of Falun Gong exercises to peaceful music, while others were handing out leaflets to tourists from all parts of the world. Still others were telling tourists from China about the persecution of Chinese Falun Gong practitioners, urging them to quit the CCP and its related organizations. And still the others were explaining the facts of Falun Gong to tourists, encouraging them to sign the petition in support of practitioners' activities.
Because it was a sunny Saturday, tourists were pouring into Chinatown. Quite a few tourists stopped to take a look and also to take photos. While the practitioners were sending forth righteous thoughts, apparently more tourists were attracted to the stand.
British Falun Gong practitioners have persistently handed out leaflets to tourists in Chinatown for a long time. As a result, overseas Chinese here are getting used to practitioners' activities. But such a large-scale display of Falun Gong facts still had sharp impact on many Chinese. "Ah, Falun Gong!" viewers exclaimed continuously. Practitioners were happy to know that some of the passers-by would like to have a better understanding of Falun Gong. Some tourists directly walked toward the stand to ask for more leaflets. Many passers-by stopped to attentively watch the exercise demonstration.
On the same day, several groups of tourists from China paid a visit to Chinatown. Practitioners took advantage of this chance to hand out leaflets to the Chinese tourists. Though quite a few Chinese who had been poisoned by the CCP's lies refused to accept the leaflets, a large number of Chinese took the leaflets. In particular, a whole group of teenagers from China took a copy of a leaflet, as did their teacher who walked behind them.
The tourists came from all parts of the world, and for many of them this was their first time to see and hear of Falun Gong. Facing the tourists who were rushing to their destination or not expressing much concern, Falun Gong practitioners kept appealing to their better nature, "Please have a better understanding of the facts of Falun Gong. Please help bring an end to the persecution. Peaceful Falun Gong practitioners in China are being persecuted to death by the CCP. The persecution has lasted for nine years. We should promptly end the persecution." After listening to the sincere appeal, passers-by took the leaflets, and some of them then signed the petition. One aged western lady took the leaflet and told the practitioner, "This information is indeed very important."