Germany: Introducing Falun Dafa to the Public and Raising Awareness of the Persecution
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners held activities in several German cities, including Berlin, Munich, and Ludwigsburg, to introduce Falun Dafa on August 17, 2019. They also raised awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution.
Falun Dafa practitioners held events on Marienplatz in downtown Munich. Passers-by signed the petition protesting the persecution. Some learned the Falun Dafa exercises.
One woman watched the exercise demonstration and told a practitioner that she had already heard about the CCP’s persecution and state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living practitioners.
“This persecution violates human rights,” she said. “As an individual, I don’t know what to do.” She felt that her signature, although a minute thing, allows her to help in some way.
After the exercise demonstration caught her attention, she said, “They are so peaceful.”
Regarding the CCP’s persecution of people who follow the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, she said, “This is unbelievable, that truly violates human decency.”
When seeing the practitioners’ activities, businessman Almas signed the petition protesting the persecution. Almas is a Uighur. He told a Falun Dafa practitioner that he was impressed with the exercise demonstration.
He said in Chinese, “If we are silent, it is our own problem. The CCP is harming people. About 20 million Uighurs are incarcerated in brainwashing centers. The CCP wants to control human thoughts.”
He learned that Falun Dafa practitioners follow the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and the CCP persecutes these practitioners. He said, “The CCP does not want to lose power. It uses all means and power to restrict all groups, whether they are big or small, because the CCP is afraid. If Chinese people understand how people in other countries in the world live, they will stand up against the CCP.”
There were some Chinese tourists on the square that day. Some went to the Falun Dafa stand to ask for information materials and talked with the practitioners. Some agreed to quit their membership in the CCP and its youth organizations.
Falun Dafa practitioners held an event on the Brandenburg Gate Square in Berlin. In addition to group practice, distributing brochures, and talking with passers-by, they also showed a video about the worldwide spread of Falun Dafa, and the CCP’s organ harvesting from living practitioners.
A young man riding a bicycle around Germany passed by the Brandenburg Gate. He told a Falun Dafa practitioner that he felt that they were very positive. He signed the petition protesting the persecution and left. He returned after a while, sat down and watched the video.
On the same day, Falun Dafa practitioners also held activities at the Stadtkirchenplatz in Ludwigsburg, a city located near the famous industrial city of Stuttgart. Falun Dafa practitioners from and around Stuttgart participated in the event.