(Clearwisdom.net) Located in the central area of the province of Lorraine and covering a vast expanse with a population of 350,000, the city of Nancy is a financial and administrative center in a beautiful scenic area. On September 8 and 9, 2005, practitioners from Switzerland and France went there to hold two days of activities to promote Falun Gong and to tell people about the human rights abuses against the practice in China.
Listening to explanations of the facts about Falun Gong
Explaining the facts about Falun Gong to passers-by
Throughout the activities, many passers-by stopped to view the poster display boards. Upon hearing that such a cruel persecution is still taking place in the 21st century, they were astonished and talked to practitioners one after another, wanting to know more of the facts. Practitioners patiently answered their queries and told them that Falun Gong is a qigong practice of the Buddha School and that since it was made public in 1992, many practitioners have gained tremendous benefits both physically and spiritually. Falun Gong practitioners are from all walks of life in society.
Because the number of practitioners outnumbered the membership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the former head of the CCP, out of jealousy, initiated this inhuman persecution against the practitioners in 1999. To date, nearly three thousand Falun Gong practitioners have had their lives taken in this persecution. However, this persecution against the belief of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" has aroused grave concerns among people worldwide. More and more people have come to learn the magnificence of Falun Gong and more and more people have participated in this cultivation practice. In fact, Falun Gong is practiced by people in more than seventy countries around the world.
After hearing the facts, many passers-by came forward to encourage practitioners with phrases such as, "Keep going and persevere!" Some took home leaflets and Video-CDs, saying that they would take a closer look at them later, while others specifically asked for more copies of the petition forms in order to distribute them to people they know.
A woman who has been to China three times said that China's splendid scenery has left wonderful memories in her heart. However, she didn't know that this horrendous persecution is taking place there at present. After having a long talk with practitioners, she signed the petition.
A councilor of a standing committee in Lorraine Province happened to pass by and spotted the activities. After viewing the truth-clarification display boards, he was moved so deeply that he left his business card and asked practitioners to directly send him more information about the persecution.
An elderly Chinese man stated that he had understood the facts about the Chinese regime's persecution and campaign of slander against Falun Gong. He angrily asked, "Why hasn't such a brutal persecution ended yet?" He suggested that practitioners display truth-clarification poster boards in the universities as there are a lot of students from China and they really need to know more about the facts of the persecution. Otherwise, they will be deceived by lies fabricated by the Chinese Communist regime. Before leaving, he picked up many copies of leaflets in Chinese, saying that he would give them to the students he knew.