Germany: Anti-Torture Exhibition Brings Support from a Local MP (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) The city of Passau is located in eastern Bavaria and
is bordered on the east by the Czech Republic. It ranks as one of the seven
cities with the best topography in the world. Visitors come to Passau in an
endless stream throughout the year. Passau's geographical position is very
unique as it is located at the point where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet.
As Passau is the Sister City of Liuzhou City in Guangxi, China, local citizens are very interested in things happening in China. However, they know little about the persecution against Falun Gong. On the 21st of August 2004, local Falun Dafa practitioners held an anti-torture exhibition in the city center, to call attention to the persecution. The event was also supported by practitioners from nearby cities such as Munich, Regensburg and Cham. It rained continuously in the morning and the rain got even heavier as we set up the exhibition site. This caused us great difficulty in the exercise demonstration and in distributing our informational leaflets. The anti-torture exhibition was also hampered by the rain, so we changed our frequency of sending righteous thoughts to once every half hour, and then the rain stopped.
To pedestrians on the streets, the anti-torture exhibition was inevitably the focus of the day. The exhibition directly showed what Falun Gong practitioners have been subjected to in China. Although what we showed was only the tip of the iceberg, it was shocking enough for people who passed by. As soon as the exhibition started, it immediately began to attract many people. Some were stunned and could not say a word. One woman even came up to ask whether the girl locked in the cage had really been beaten up like that, as the wounds looked so real. People accepted leaflets from practitioners unceasingly. A lot of them asked how they could help practitioners in China and many signed the petition to bring Jiang to justice.
Before the activity was finished, all the leaflets were distributed. Some people were quite disappointed when they could not have one. When we were packing up all our gear, a senior gentleman gazed at the display board and would not leave. Luckily one of the practitioners had one last leaflet in his bag, and he quickly gave it to the gentleman, who accepted it and looked at the practitioner with gratitude, saying, "Thank you," repeatedly.
Because the local newspaper had reported positively on our activity the day before, a city MP who heard the news came to see the anti-torture exhibition. He asked whether Falun Gong was persecuted with such brutally in Liuzhou, and hoped that practitioners could provide him with accounts of individual persecution cases taking place in Liuzhou. He guaranteed that in the next city senate meeting, he would raise the issue of the persecution against Falun Gong in Liuzhou and also the issue of the relationship between Passau and Liuzhou.