(Clearwisdom.net) On May 7, 2005, practitioners from Southern Germany went to Tübingen to raise awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. They collected petition signatures in order to help rescue the Jiang Renzheng family who were deported to China by the German Government. The father of the family was later arrested and sent to a Chinese forced labor camp. In addition, we collected signatures to bring Jiang Zemin, the former President of China and instigator of the persecution against Falun Gong, to trial.

The rainy weather caused problems with our displays because the wind constantly tried to topple our poster stands and blew away our brochures. However, we were not to be deterred. Whilst some practitioners set up the stall, others handed out leaflets and talked to passers-by.

As soon as they finished setting up the stall, the practitioners started to demonstrate the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. The number of interested passers-by steadily increased as people saw the graceful movements and came to find out more.

A poster display showed the torture methods that the Chinese government uses against Falun Gong practitioners and provided information about the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in China.

This elicited many interesting conversations with the public. One elderly woman who came to our booth became very upset when she understood that such atrocities are happening in China right now. After we talked with her for awhile, she was happy to sign all the petitions.

One young lady came up to us and asked: "Why are the peaceful Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted and tortured?" She couldn't make sense of the cruelties.

One young man became very angry about China's policy and about the silence of the media regarding the cruel persecution. He wanted to know how he could help and signed all the petitions.

A lady and two of her grandchildren approached us and asked us to explain to the two children why the CCP thinks that Falun Gong is so dangerous and prohibits it. One of the practitioners explained to the children in simple terms that the CCP hates it when people think for themselves rather than just repeating what they are told.

A woman from Mainland China spontaneously came to our booth and told the Chinese practitioners that one of the professors at her university in Beijing has been telling his students about the beauty of Falun Gong and the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong.


Category: Rallies & Protests