Canada: Falun Gong Finds Public Support at Cambridge International Festival
(Minghui.org) The annual Cambridge International Festival was held in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, on September 24, 2016. Falun Gong practitioners participated in the festival again by invitation. They introduced Falun Gong and collected signatures calling for an end to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) state-sanctioned killing of Falun Gong practitioners for their organs.
Many passersby paused at the Falun Gong booth and signed the petition against the persecution in China. Some left words of thanks for practitioners who provided the information. Some expressed indignation towards the organ harvesting atrocities.
Luo Pinto said that he signed the petition for the sake of justice. He encouraged the practitioners to keep up their efforts.
Anjo Zonneveld signed the petition and, after a moment, asked a practitioner whether she could sign on behalf of her husband. She was told she could as long as her husband agreed. After signing for her husband, she said, “I want to fill in my mother's name. This is too important.”
Mr. Shen, who works for a publisher in China, said he understood what the practitioners were doing. He learned how to circumvent internet censorship in China and said he would learn more about Falun Gong.
Ashmir learned the Falun Gong exercises on the spot. His parents are from India and had listened to the practitioners' introduction in the morning. He stopped by the Falun Gong booth with his mother in the afternoon and asked a practitioner to teach him the exercises.
Teresa, who works with Family and Children Services, came to greet the practitioners as soon as they had finished setting up her booth.
She came back to talk with the practitioners in the afternoon. “I watched you for long,” she said. “You are so peaceful. The festival is busy and noisy. But I feel very calm sitting beside you. Possibly it is the reason I came here today.”
Before the end of the festival, Diana Palmerin of the hosting organization came to express her thanks. She said the Falun Gong booth was welcomed and hoped that the practitioners would come again next year.