(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners held activities in Handlova, Slovakia, on January 11, 2019, to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of the spiritual practice. Snow covered the ground, and the morning was extremely cold with temperatures between 20°F and 30°F.

Practitioners introduce Falun Gong to passersby in Slovakia.People sign the petition calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong.Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness of the persecution in the cold weather.

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises and distributed flyers to passersby. They called on the public to pay attention to the CCP's persecution of practitioners and its state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners for lucrative profits.

Many passersby were appalled by the atrocities and signed the practitioners' petition calling for an end to the persecution right away.

Two city police officers passed by and accepted flyers from a practitioner. Upon hearing about the persecution in China, the officers signed the petition.

People seemed to moved by the practitioners' determination, holding the event on such a cold winter day with snow covering the ground. Many stopped to learn about Falun Gong and sign the petition.