(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany held an activity to "clarify the facts" about the persecution of Falun Gong on July 25, 2009. They told the passersby about the ten-year brutal persecution of Falun Gong and collected signatures on a petition calling on the German government to use all possible channels to end the harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners' organs in China.

Signing the petition to stop organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners

Learning the Truth Behind the Persecution

Though it was raining, some Germans held umbrellas and listened to information about the persecution of Falun Gong.

One German said, "The German government should stand up for Falun Gong." One German who is working for a university took some Falun Gong truth clarification flyers and said he would give them to some Chinese students he knows. Some Germans asked where they can learn the Falun Gong exercises. Two Chinese students agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after learning the truth.

Three ladies from the Turkey Culture Association could not understand the persecution. "Why has this happened?" Falun Gong practitioners explained that Falun Gong follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which are not compatible with the CCP's lies, hatred and violence. There were also more Falun Gong practitioners than CCP members. So the former head of the CCP started the persecution because of his jealousy. When they understood this, they invited Falun Gong practitioners to attend their seminar and tell other Turkish people about Falun Gong in Germany.

A man from Sri Lanka signed the petition and said he would tell other Sri Lankans working and living in Germany about the persecution.

Three young men signed the petition without any hesitation when they learned about the persecution. They took extra flyers for their friends.

Feeling the Compassion of Dafa Practitioners and Condemning CCP Persecution

A German who has done Yoga for over twenty years said that he could see that Falun Gong is a peaceful meditation. After reading the Dafa introduction and the display boards exposing the persecution, he signed the petition and said, "There are lots of good traditions in Chinese culture, for example, how to get along well with other people. It is such a shame that the CCP has destroyed these traditional values."

An older German couple said they had experienced the terror of the East German Communist Party and they firmly believed that the organ harvesting of living Falun Gong practitioners is happening in China. When mentioning about the communist party history, they said, "It is such a terror to live under the communist regime."

A young couple with a two year-old child wanted to know more about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. When the couple was talking, the young child went to the torture re-enactment cage and gave his food to the practitioners sitting in the cage.

Another compassionate older German lady really wanted to know what Falun Gong was and why it is persecuted in China. Upon learning the facts, the lady was very touched.

Falun Gong practitioners told her a story which happened during Beijing Olympics. Last year during the Olympics in Beijing, two policemen were monitoring a Falun Gong practitioner who was in her seventies, to prevent her from having contact with foreign visitors. During the surveillance, this Falun Gong practitioner did not treat the policemen as enemies. Instead, she treated them with compassion. Gradually the officers realized that Falun Gong is not like what the CCP portrays in the state media.

This German lady concluded, "The world will become better if everyone treats others as Falun Gong practitioners treat others."