(Clearwisdom.net) On January 14, 2006, a cold Saturday morning, Slovakian practitioners gathered in Trnava to raise awareness of the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist regime. On a major street, practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises and displayed truth-clarifying posters about the persecution. The peaceful demonstration and the elegant music cast a sharp contrast with the barbaric persecution documented by the posters.

A reporter interviews a practitioner

Citizens come to learn about the persecution

A passerby signs a petition in support of Falun Gong

Several people learn the Falun Gong exercises

Though the weather was very cold, many people still stopped to learn about the event and sign the practitioners' petition in support of Falun Gong. Many signatures were collected before noon.

A reporter from a local newspaper came to report on the event and interviewed several practitioners in order to learn more about the ongoing persecution in China.

The event concluded in the afternoon. Practitioners then went to a practitioner's home, where a Falun Gong seminar was held. Many non-practitioner participants at the seminar expressed their wish to learn Falun Gong. Some of them came from other cities far away. The participants felt very joyful and refreshed after they learned the exercises.