(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of March 18, 2003, we met a group of young children in front of the UN Building in Geneva. When we asked where they were from, they told us in Italian that they were from Italy, and some other things that we could not understand. It happened that a German Falun Gong practitioner came over. Through his translation, we learned that these children were students from an Italian school and came to Geneva to visit and observe some topics for discussion in the UN.

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Italian students and teachers learn to do Falun Gong exercises in front of the UN Building

Several of their teachers and the principal walked up and talked about Falun Gong with us. They saw Falun Gong practitioners do the exercises and sitting meditation in the morning in front of the UN Building and accepted materials from the practitioners. They said they were glad that Italy has Falun Gong and there is a website in Italian. They said they would get more information after visiting the website when returning home. When learning about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, the principal expressed sympathy for them. He said the persecution of Falun Gong would be listed as one of their topics for discussion, an unexpected bonus of their visit to the UN.

The students and their principal hoped to learn to practice Falun Gong in front of the UN Building. A German practitioner and a practitioner from Singapore were invited to demonstrate the second set of the exercises for them.