Limassol, Cyprus: Falun Dafa Event Marks 19 Years of Persecution
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Cyprus held an event in the coastal city of Limassol on July 22 to mark 19 years since the persecution of Falun Dafa began.
Τhe location of the activity was on a beautiful pedestrian road by the sea, close to the Limassol Marina. Many people passed by, and many signed the petition calling for Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese leader who started the persecution, to be brought to justice.
A woman who stopped by with her husband was very interested in learning more about Falun Dafa. She was especially interested in the Falun Dafa exercises after a practitioner talked to her about the health benefits of the practice. She stayed a long time and took many photos. Afterward, both she and her husband signed the petition in support of Dafa.
Another woman was also interested in learning more about Dafa, and wanted to know why Falun Dafa is persecuted in China. When she asked what she could do to help, practitioners told her that she could sign the petition calling for the prosecution of Jiang Zemin. She also wanted to make a financial donation, but practitioners explained that learning the practice is always completely free, and practitioners do not ever solicit or accept funds. She signed the petition and said that she was very happy to have found Falun Dafa. She said she would look at the Falun Dafa website and planned to visit the local practice site to learn the exercises.
Many other people were also interested in attending the local practice site in the park.
Upon explaining the facts about the persecution, practitioners also talked about the Chinese regime's crimes of harvesting organs from Falun Dafa practitioners and other prisoners of conscience for use in organ transplant surgeries. Passersby thanked the practitioners for giving them this information. One woman commended the practitioners for exposing the truth and wished them good luck in their efforts.
A group of young people took flyers from the practitioners and learned about the persecution. Then they wanted to know about the practice of Falun Dafa and were interested to hear about the different benefits of each of the five exercises. They were happy to sign the petition to bring Jiang to justice.
A group of young children wanted to learn the exercises and a practitioners showed them the movements and the right posture. Later, when the practitioners were doing the sitting meditation, another boy came up and wanted to learn the meditation. A practitioner taught him the exercise and he meditated with the group.
Category: July 20 Events