Finland: Introducing Falun Gong at a Health and Knowledge Expo (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On October 14th and 15th, 2006, Finnish Falun Gong practitioners returned to an annual Health and Knowledge Expo held in Helsinki, to introduce Falun Dafa and tell people about the persecution of practitioners in China.
Each stand at the Expo displayed products and books related to physical health, knowledge and culture. At the Falun Gong stand, practitioners continuously demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises to traditional-style Chinese exercise music. Books such as the introductory book, Falun Gong, and the main text of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun, and all kinds of leaflets and pamphlets were displayed on the table. When people came over, practitioners gave them a brief introduction and fliers disclosing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) atrocity of harvesting living Falun Gong practitioners organs. A beautiful folded paper lotus flower was given at the same time, to bring people good wishes. A petition for collecting signatures to stop the persecution of Falun Gong and condemn the CCP atrocities was also placed on the table. Many visitors signed to support Falun Gong.
Practitioners gave a paper lotus flower and leaflet to the owner of the neighboring booth and told her that Falun Gong has spread to more than eighty countries throughout the world but it is being persecuted by the CCP in China. When she heard that the brutality has reached the extent that living practitioners organs are being harvested for huge profit and their bodies cremated to wipe out the evidence, she was stunned and said that its too awful to imagine.
When viewing the practitioners exercise demonstration, many people asked where local practice sites were in order to learn Falun Gong. Many also said that theyve seen and heard about Falun Gong from TV and radio.
A Russian woman living in Estonia told us that she had seen Falun Gong before and was happy to once again see Falun Gong today. She immediately bought the books, Zhuan Falun and The Consummation Way of Falun Dafa. She said that she already had the exercise video, and she would really start to learn Falun Gong now.