Germany: Public Support for Falun Gong at Hamburg Information Day Event
(Minghui.org) As the month-long “China Time” series of events kicked off in Hamburg, Germany, Falun Gong practitioners held an Information Day in Spitalerstrasse near the Hamburg Train Station on September 1st, 2018, to expose the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ongoing persecution of Falun Gong. Many people expressed their support for the practitioners' efforts and signed petitions calling for an end to the CCP's persecution, and for ending the atrocity of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience.
It's Not Only Inhuman, But Also a Crime!
A gentleman who stopped by the Information Day booth, Hans-Peter Buehler talked for awhile with a Falun Gong practitioner. He was greatly disturbed by the CCP's persecution of the practice. He said, “It's terrible! How could they treat meditation practitioners like this! It's too cruel! I'm disgusted by this [organ harvesting]!”
Mr. Buehler signed the two petitions calling for an end to the persecution and an end to the forced organ harvesting. He said, “I'm very sad. It's beyond imagination, but it's happening. A government seizes organs from people just because those people wanted freedom of belief and meditation. It's not only inhuman, but also a crime! I'm speechless and appalled! I sympathize with the victims and those who lost their families. The policemen and doctors kill these people just like the Jews were killed in concentration camps. It's a kind of torture for all involved! It's hard to believe such things are still happening in the world, and especially to these innocent people! They pose no danger to society and no threat to the regime. What they did was peaceful and harmonious, and everyone practiced on a voluntary basis. All insiders under Communism put their own interests as their priority. Organ harvesting is outrageous!”
Mr. Buehler commended the Falun Gong practitioners for their persistent work toward stopping the persecution. He planned to give Falun Gong flyers to his friends and colleagues. He also plans to lead a discussion about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong at an upcoming reunion with his former colleagues in two weeks. “We can't keep silent about it. It's dangerous if most people keep silent,” he added. “I will be thinking of China. Even though I can't do anything for the Falun Gong practitioners in danger at this moment, I would like to tell those who are working on ending the persecution that someone supports them. I'm a Christian. This [ending the persecution] will be a prayer in my church.”
“Even a Little Contribution Would Make Me Feel Better”
Ms. Deria Schleweis went directly to the petition and signed it. She told a Falun Gong practitioner, “Human dignity is inviolable. That's why I have to sign the petition. Even a little contribution would make me feel better. Thank you for your information! I wish you success!”
Another woman told the practitioners that her son had had a heart transplant. “I would never think of getting an organ from any healthy person. It's terrible! The worst thing is killing people like animals. It's a massacre! It's so cruel!”
Rabia had watched a documentary on organ harvesting from imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners. She said, “They [Falun Gong practitioners] have been imprisoned. An organ can be obtained [in China] within a few days! I can't believe it hasn't been stopped after so many years! These are innocent people!”
“I'm Moved. That's Why I Support You!”
“I would like to sign,” a woman named Ulrike told a Falun Gong practitioner. “I have been paying attention to Falun Gong for years. I'm moved by what you have done. That's why I support you! You hold these activities for the public. It helps people learn about this practice. I also do Qigong, but I would like to support Falun Gong!”
She sincerely thanked the practitioners and took some introductory brochures with her.