(Clearwisdom.net) Finland Falun Dafa practitioners held activities in Esplanade Park in Helsinki on July 2, 2011. They introduced Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong, and raised awareness about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that has continued for twelve years.

A practitioner speaks with a visitor to the Falun Dafa booth

A practitioner (right) speaks with a young man about Falun Dafa

A practitioner (left) speaks with a passerby about Falun Dafa

Passersby view the Falun Dafa display

On this sunny Saturday, many visitors to the park passed by practitioners' display and took flyers from the practitioners. Many learned of the ongoing brutal persecution in China, and expressed their support.

A man told practitioners that during his visit to China, a tour guide told the tourists not to do any movements similar to qigong in public. Otherwise, they were likely to be arrested and imprisoned. This man was at a loss at that time as to why this could be. He was very interested upon seeing the Falun Dafa display. A practitioner explained to him in detail how the CCP has persecuted practitioners who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The man was grateful to finally understand what the situation was with regard to what the tour guide warned about and he took informational materials with him.