Visitors to the urban oasis can often find Falun Gong practitioners sitting in meditation. The tranquil scene has attracted many tourists to stop and learn more about Falun Gong and why it is persecuted by the communist regime in China. Practitioners recount several memorable encounters with European tourists, a former Chinese government official, and Chinese students eager to tell others what they had learned.
As more Chinese tourists visit Finland, Falun Gong practitioners have been maintaining a presence at various tourist sites in the capital city. Chinese tour groups stop to watch the exercise demonstrations, read posters and banners, and sign petitions to stop the persecution. They also learn how the communist party has defamed Falun Gong with fabricated stories over the years.
A Falun Gong parade in Montreal met with enthusiastic public support. Spectators enjoyed the music of the Tian Guo Marching Band and were supportive of the efforts to end the 18-year suppression of Falun Gong in China. Many people from China also expressed their approval. “I think Falun Gong is great!” said a Chinese man who was visiting Montreal. “It has not been easy for them to persevere for so many years under the CCP's brutal suppression.”
The show has an attendance of nearly 900,000 from all over the world. Dozens of Chinese companies participate. Falun Gong practitioners took the great opportunity to distribute flyers and talk with people, including many tourists from China.
The practitioners' booths attracted many festival-goers at North Texas Peace Day, the Denton Blues Festival, the Sherman Art Fest, and the Hispanic Heritage Festival.
Locals were eager to help the practitioners raise awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
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Organ Harvesting Atrocities
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A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
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April 25 Peaceful Appeal
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