Germany: Falun Gong "Information Day" in Hamburg (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioners set up a booth with a yellow pavilion and sign reading "Falun Gong" in the middle of Hamburg's Monks Mountain Street. It was highly visible to everyone in the area. Many banners, as well as a re-enactment of organ harvesting, drew the interest of the passersby. Posters showed the face of a dead man whose face was contorted in pain. One could see that his chest had been cut open and than sutured shut.
Below the photos one could read the facts about organ theft, which is secretly and systematically performed by the Communist Chinese Party (CCP). Many people passed the booth, came to a stop, and read the information. Then they approached the table and signed the petition demanding an end to the atrocities perpetrated in China.
On Saturday June 7, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners arranged a demonstration in Hamburg's Gerhard-Hauptmann Square to inform people of the continued persecution of Falun Gong, including the latest incidents of vicious attacks on practitioners in New York's Chinatown in Flushing. The Chinese Consulate instigated these violent attacks on Falun Gong practitioners by inciting the Chinese community with hate propaganda. They alleged that Falun Gong was against the Sichuan earthquake relief efforts and against the collection of funds on behalf of the victims.
One student from the Harz Mountains in central Germany asked, "Is it really true that innocent people have bamboo sticks stuck into their fingers in China?" He was on a student trip to Hamburg and stopped at the booth with three fellow students. He was definitely shocked by the re-enactment in the torture cage, showing a person's hands pierced by bamboo barbs. "This is savage," said the youngster shaking in disgust. He continued, "This is unbelievable! I must definitely sign the petition."
Can you imagine being sentenced to forced labor for doing this?
While the youngster was signing without hesitation all the petitions--the call for an end to the organ harvesting in China, the petition to save a Chinese family denied asylum by the German courts and deported to China, and the "One Million Signature Drive Petition"--the other three wanted to hear more about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. "We in the Harz region have never been told about this. We did not know that such brutal human rights violations are being perpetrated in China," they said altogether. Before leaving, all four had signed all the petitions.
A group of young girls passing the booth came to an immediate halt in front of the re-enactment of organ harvesting. They wanted to hear all about what is happening in China. After they had signed, they noticed that boys from their group had signed ahead of them. One of the girls said, "Come and see, our classmates have already signed the petitions."
"Can we sign this?" asked a martial arts master who had lived for more than six years in a Buddhist temple in China. "I'm not surprised about the persecution, as the monks were visibly suppressed, too. It is time that the communist regime disappears. They are destroying China and its culture. The monks and the Falun Gong practitioners do not fight back, so they have become the Communist Party's victims. Yes, this is so ingrained into these people."
A member of a religious association saw the suffering depicted in the pictures and instantly grasped the magnitude of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. With great sympathy she said to the practitioners, "This can't go on. There will be a time when the suffering will end."
The "Information Day" activity provided an opportunity for many people, including some Chinese, to learn about the persecution of Falun Gong and receive informational materials. Some also had the opportunity to talk with Falun Gong practitioners. It was important that some misunderstandings, which had arisen because of the misinformation promulgated by the CCP, could be rectified. Many copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were distributed.
Many practitioners from Hamburg and its surroundings were present for the
activities. They all were of the opinion that it was a great opportunity to let
more people know about the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong.
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