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Italy and France: People Condemn the Persecution During Events Held in Napoli and Nantes

July 13, 2019 |   By Falun Gong practitioners in Italy and France

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Italy and France regularly hold activities to introduce the practice and to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution. At these events, practitioners usually demonstrate the exercises, clarify the truth, and collect signatures from people who wish to condemn the persecution, especially the CCP’s state-sanctioned live organ harvesting from practitioners.

The following events were held in Napoli, Italy and Nantes, France.

Napoli, Italy: Introducing Falun Gong and Raising Awareness

Falun Gong practitioners clarified the truth in Napoli on June 30, 2019, and collected signatures on a petition which condemns the persecution.

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate the exercises in the courtyard of the Capodimonte National Museum and Galleries (Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte) on June 30, 2019. Attracted by the soothing music passers-by pause to learn about Falun Gong.

Practitioners did the exercises in the courtyard of the Capodimonte National Museum and Galleries. The peaceful exercise demonstration drew tourists and local visitors. Several people learned the exercises and asked where the local practice was held.

Introducing Falun Gong in the Vomero business district.

Some practitioners went to the Vomero business district to clarify the truth and collect signatures. Several people signed the petition which condemns the CCP’s persecution.

Protesting the Persecution in Nantes, France

Falun Gong practitioners went to Nantes, France to raise awareness of the CCP’s persecution on June 29, 2019. They set up a stand on the Place Royale and displayed banners and posters with information about Falun Gong and the persecution.

They also collected signatures for an open letter to a local politician, in which the WD48 declaration of the European Parliament was mentioned. The declaration condemns the CCP’s forced live organ harvesting and many people signed the petition.

Michel Bonno (left) traveled to Nantes to learn more about Falun Gong and to talk to practitioners.

Michel Bonno especially came to talk to practitioners. After finding information about Falun Gong online he contacted a local practitioner and was told about the event in Nantes.

He said, “I learned about Falun Gong by browsing the Internet and I downloaded some information. I am very interested and wish to learn more.”

He signed the petition which protests the persecution.

Several people stopped to sign the petition which condemns the CCP’s persecution.

Many passers-by paused to read the posters and talked with practitioners. When they learned about the CCP’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, they expressed their shock and signed the petition.

Clara Victor, an intern from Italy, paused after seeing the large banner, “Stop China’s forced live organ harvesting.” She asked several questions and then signed the petition. She said, “People absolutely cannot allow this to go on.”

After listening to a practitioner’s explanation Doux said, “I condemn the torture of Chinese people.”

Aurore Mathieu, another passerby, said, “I felt indignant when I learned about this horrible persecution. I signed the petition to help stop the persecution.”

Damien Briand came to the stand and asked for more information about the local practice site. He was appalled when he learned about the CCP’s persecution. He encouraged the practitioners to continue their efforts to raise awareness.

Relevant article in Chinese: France.