(Clearwisdom.net) On Wednesday, October 21 in Prešov and on Friday, October 22 in Kosice, local practitioners held a petition drive to protest the persecution of Falun Gong.

The chilly and oftentimes rainy month of October is not the best time for demonstrating of Falun Gong exercises outside, but the practitioners were not discouraged by the weather. Soft music echoed trough the streets, attracting the attention of passersby. Groups of people gathered nearby to watch the exercise demonstration. Close to them, there was a table where they could sign a petition to condemn the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

The most curious were groups of young students from primary and secondary schools. Many of them enthusiastically signed the petition. Some of the students took extra flyers with them in order to distribute them at their schools.

During these two days hundreds of people signed the petition, and even more flyers were distributed. Many people asked for more information about Falun Gong, wishing to learn it themselves.