Anti-Torture Exhibition during EU-China Summit Touches People's Hearts (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 8, 2004, when European Union - China summit was held in The Hague, Falun Gong practitioners from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany held an anti-torture exhibition on the plaza in front of The Hague Parliament Building. Practitioners also conducted truth-clarifying activities on December 6 and 7 at the same location. People including staff members in the Parliament building were shocked upon watching the anti-torture exhibition. One after another, they condemned Jiang faction's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and signed the petition calling for an end to the suppression. A number of media outlets including a TV station from Finland came to take photos or videotaped the event.
Here are some stories during the truth-clarification process to share with all.
- A lady who rode a bicycle passed by the anti-torture exhibition. A practitioner handed her a copy of truth-clarifying newsletter. She accepted it and could not help crying.
- One from a human rights organization watched the anti-torture exhibition and told practitioners, "The way you use today to send out your voice is so powerful and is so touching!"
- A Dutch lady and her boyfriend told practitioners that they have been living in Jiangzu Province, China, yet, they did not know about what happened to Falun Gong practitioners. After viewing the torture-reenactment, they understood the facts of the persecution and they felt shocked. They are professional teachers in China. They said that they would relate the facts of Falun Gong to their students after they go back to China.
- After learning about the truth, an elderly gentleman expressed his gratitude to practitioners for bringing the truth to people.
After the activity was concluded, practitioners took train to go back. They saw some newspapers on the seats of the train. When they looked at the newspaper, they saw a big picture showing practitioners' exercise demonstration entitled, "Falun Gong practitioners protest the Chinese Government" (Editors' Note: In fact, Falun Gong practitioners protest against the persecution of Falun Gong). That was a free newspaper that is widely distributed.