(Clearwisdom.net) As on previous Sundays, practitioners in Paris exposed the Chinese Communist regime's inhuman persecution of Falun Gong and its practitioners to tourists at Human Rights Square near the Eiffel Tower on the afternoon of January 13, 2008. After learning about the extent and severity of the persecution, some people said, "The Chinese Communist Regime's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners must end."

Talking to practitioners and looking at information about the persecution of Falun Gong

Talking to practitioners and looking at information about the persecution of Falun Gong

Signing to support an end to the persecution of Falun Gong

Signing to support an end to the persecution

Placed on a small table were leaflets and information newspapers in Chinese, French, and many other languages. The two banners reading "Stop the Evil CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong" and "The Things Happening in China......" were erected at an eye-catching spot in the square, while a series of photos exposing the Chinese regime's cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners was displayed on the ground. Some practitioners, with leaflets and signature forms in their hands, explained the background of Falun Gong to tourists and collected signatures on a petition condemning the persecution. Over a dozen practitioners of various ages practiced the Falun Gong exercises peacefully despite the wind. Without any microphones, the scene was very peaceful, as described in the lyrics of the song "Sit by My Side:"

"Sit by my side, closing your eyes;
together in silence, we call for
the end of torturing, the end of killing,
the end of persecution; compassion grows in our hearts;
together in silence, our wishes can make a difference."That day, Falun Gong practitioners met tourists from Poland, Korea, Ireland, China, France, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, etc. Many of them, including those who live in France, heard of the persecution of Falun Gong in China for the first time. After viewing the photos, talking to practitioners, and watching their peaceful demonstration of the Falun Gong exercises, they could not help but exclaim, "I cannot imagine how such peaceful people might do any harm to society and why the Chinese Communist regime would use these horrible methods of torture to persecute them."

A student from Poland said, "Poland once suffered the atrocities of a communist regime until it broke away from communism at the end of 1989. I was then too young to have deeper feelings or experiences in this regard, but through my parents' explanations, I realized that only after we got rid of communism did we really have genuine freedom."

Several Korean teachers came to view the photos, along with a dozen or so Korean students who were there to participate in their Green Camp activities. The teachers signed to support an end to the persecution. Some of the teachers were already aware of Falun Gong before they came to France. When the teachers explained the meaning of the photos to the students and explained the Chinese regime's atrocity of harvesting organs from living practitioners, the students listened attentively. Since Korean leaflets were no longer available, a teacher who didn't know the facts about Falun Gong picked up the English version. She said that she would tell her students about the information in the pamphlet after reading it.

After seeing practitioners sitting in meditation for a while, a man could not help walking up to the practitioners and having his picture taken with them. Hearing that they could access more information about the truth of Falun Gong, two tourists from China picked up various materials before they left.

When they saw the posters in simplified Chinese characters, two Western experts on China who had studied in China said that the CCP has damaged Chinese culture by simplifying traditional Chinese characters. In response to their inquiries about Falun Gong activities, practitioners told them, "We usually hold activities here every Sunday afternoon. During the New Year, we also participated in a New Year's parade to introduce Falun Gong and display the genuine Chinese traditional culture. Falun Gong itself is rooted in the five-thousand-year-old Chinese culture and its main principles, 'Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance,' are in fact the essence of Chinese culture." These two Westerners said that they would be back to hear more.

There were some students from Ireland. As soon as they heard the truth, they all signed the petition. When their tour guide told them it was time to leave, they still insisted on signing their names to uphold justice.

After signing the petition, a French lady said, "What I've done is so little." A practitioner replied sincerely, "In fact, what you've done is very precious. If everyone who knows the truth about Falun Gong is willing to reach out their hands, then the effect would be so enormous that the evil CCP could no longer persecute Falun Gong".

Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200801/42847.html