(Clearwisdom.net) On October 16, Falun Gong practitioners from central Japan participated in the 57th Nagoya Festival. They set up a booth and raised awareness about Falun Gong to the public.

Practitioners' booth

Explaining the facts of the persecution

According to the local news reports, more than one million people watched festival's parade. Practitioners held banners and set up display boards in the busiest area of Nagoya. Many people were were shocked by the brutality of the persecution and encouraged practitioners to continue their efforts.

Several Chinese quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after talking with the practitioners at the booth. A Chinese young man asked a practitioner: “What are you trying to do? Are you trying to overthrow the CCP?” This practitioner explained: “We are not interested in the political power, and we are not trying to overthrow anybody. But the CCP has been brutally persecuting Chinese people. We are trying to tell people the truth about the persecution. We are not involved in politics.” This practitioner also told the young man what Falun Gong is and the worldwide spread of the practice, and the growing movement of quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The young man then decided to quit the Communist Young Pioneers.

One practitioner who participated in the event noted that more and more Chinese are now willing to listen to the truth about Falun Gong, and quit the communist party.