Germany: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong During Chinafest
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Germany held activities to raise awareness about Falun Gong at the entrance of a subway station in Düsseldorf on September 15, 2018. The location was en route to the 8th Chinafest, an annual event in celebration of Düsseldorf's partner city of Chongqing, China.
While distributing information about Falun Gong and the persecution in China, practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises, paper lotus flower folding, and Chinese calligraphy.
Many people signed the petition calling for an end to the persecution and asked for information about where they could learn Falun Gong.
Chinese tourists also stopped to learn about Falun Gong, taking the chance to get information that has been blocked by the CCP. Many withdrew from the Communist Party organizations to take a stance against the persecution.
A mother and her daughter from China stopped to talk with a Falun Gong practitioner. The mother agreed that the CCP was guilty of so many crimes. They decided to quit the Communist Party, the Youth League, and the Young Pioneers. The mother held a Falun Gong flyer in front of her chest and asked her daughter to take a picture of her to mark the special encounter.
Two Chinese students told a practitioner that they had never heard about the CCP's crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. The practitioner asked them to read the display board on this topic. They were saddened by the atrocity and decided to quit the Communist organizations they had joined in their youth.
A German woman told a Falun Gong practitioner that she sensed a peaceful atmosphere at the booth. She thought the Chinafest organizers should learn something from the Falun Gong practitioners' activities, which were more "noble and meaningful."
Two young people had a similar impression, commenting that what Falun Gong practitioners presented was the true China, and that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance were truly beneficial values.