(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Canada participated in the annual Ribfest in Victoria Park in downtown London, Ontario, from August 1 to August 5, 2019.

The five-day festival attracts 200,000 people each year, and many of this year's festival attendees showed great interest in learning Falun Gong after coming across the traditional self-cultivation practice.

Many people also expressed their wish for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and were particularly saddened to hear of the CCP's atrocities of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.

Canadian practitioners introduce Falun Gong at the annual Ribfest in Victoria Park in downtown London, Ontario.

Visitors learn the Falun Gong exercises.

Visitors talk to practitioners about Falun Gong.

Festival visitors join the Falun Gong meditation.

Chinese Quit the Communist Organizations

Mainland Chinese citizens Mr. Wu and Mrs. Li were in Canada visiting their family members.

Mrs. Li approached a practitioner at the Falun Gong booth and said, “I know Falun Gong teaches compassion. The persecution in China is so evil! It was rampant in the initial years. They visited households door-to-door to see if anyone practiced Falun Gong and took practitioners away if they found any. The good will be rewarded and the evil will punished. The CCP will receive retribution for sure!”

The practitioner ask them if they would like to quit the Communist organizations that they had joined in the past. Both of them said they wanted to quit and gave the practitioner their names and the names of the organizations they had joined. They thanked the practitioner and left happily.

Local Residents Condemn the CCP

Local residents Gordon and his wife Deborah were appalled by the horrible acts carried out by the CCP during the persecution of Falun Gong. Deborah was acutely aware that the CCP had violated the human rights of countless people throughout its history.

Gordon said, “I'm strongly opposed to the persecution! We have signed the petition [calling for its end].”

Another local resident named Adam joined a group of people to learn the Falun Gong meditation. “I feel very relaxed after doing the exercises,” he said. “It cleansed my negative thoughts. I like it very much! I would like to continue learning.”

When a practitioner started to talk to him about the persecution, Adam said, “I know what's happening in China. Those who fight for their freedom are imprisoned or killed.” He said that the organ harvesting crimes must stop no matter what. He planned to find out more about Falun Gong after the festival.

'It Gave Me a Great Peaceful Feeling'

Ana enjoys the great feeling of practicing Falun Gong after learning some of the exercises.

Ana, who is originally from Brazil, learned the Falun Gong exercises during the festival. “I felt like I had to concentrate when I did the exercises,” she said. “It gave me a great peaceful feeling!”

She couldn't believe her ears when she was told that such a beneficial exercise was persecuted in China by the CCP. She signed the petition to call for an end to the persecution in China.

Erin would like to learn Falun Gong at a group exercise site.

Nahin, who had emigrated from India to Canada, learned all five sets of exercises during the festival. “My whole body felt relaxed when I did the meditation,” he said. “I felt so calm and relaxed when I did the movements, as if everything had disappeared, and I was the only one in the world.”

Nahin signed the petition and planned to find out more about Falun Gong.