USA, Switzerland, and Austria: Introducing Falun Gong During Local Community Events
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners regularly participate in local community events to introduce the practice and to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution.
Practitioners often demonstrate the exercises during these events, clarify the truth, and collect signatures from people who wish to condemn the persecution, especially the CCP's state-sanctioned live organ harvesting.
Oakland, California: Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Practitioners were once again invited to participate in the annual Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in Oakland, California’s Chinatown on August 24-25, 2019. They introduced Falun Gong and raised awareness of the CCP’s persecution. Many people were interested in learning about the ancient spiritual practice.
Raising Awareness of the Persecution in Philadelphia's Chinatown
Practitioners from the Greater Philadelphia area participated in a community event in Chinatown on August 24, 2019. Practitioners celebrated 340 million people quitting their memberships in the CCP and its affiliated organizations. They told people about Falun Gong and how it's being persecuted in China.
Many people accepted information about Falun Gong and signed the petition opposing the persecution.
Many people noticed the banner which had information about Falun Gong, and wished to learn more. A Chinese girl named Hannah stopped by the booth and explained that she lives in Philadelphia and knows little about Falun Gong. She was shocked to learn the details of the persecution, especially the live organ harvesting from practitioners in China. She and her friend Alina signed the petition which calls on the U.S. Congress to pass a bill to help stop the killing.
Bern, Switzerland: Introducing Falun Gong During Asian Festival
Falun Gong practitioners participated in the Asian Festival in Bern, Switzerland on August 23-25, 2019. They demonstrated the exercises on stage, distributed fliers, and told people about the CCP’s persecution, especially the live organ harvesting.
Esther Ammann, a qigong instructor, said that she had heard about Falun Gong. She said, “I'm interested in Falun Gong. I admire Falun Gong practitioners. Under such political pressure, they can still uphold their beliefs. Falun Gong is a very good practice.”
Referring to the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong practitioners during the past 20 years, she said, “I've heard about the persecution through the media and the Internet. In my opinion, the Chinese regime is very afraid of Falun Gong because it can give people spiritual power.
She pointed out, “Falun Gong does not pose any threat at all. It brings physical health to people and benefits everyone. The CCP only wants to control people.”
She signed the petition to support Falun Gong practitioners and said, “I hope that our elected officials will do something to stop the persecution. Live organ harvesting is a violation of human dignity.”
Adelaide, Australia: People Encourage Practitioners’ Efforts
Practitioners set up a stand near the University of Adelaide on August 25, 2019. They introduced Falun Gong and exposed the CCP’s persecution, including the live organ harvesting.
Mariolino, a university teacher, was told the facts about the persecution. He thanked the practitioners and signed the petition calling for an end to the atrocities.
He said that he learned how the CCP's persecutes human rights from the media, and felt that people should know the truth. Mario left his email and asked practitioners to continue sending him updates about Falun Gong and the persecution.
Lioyd K. Newman, a retired judge, served in the Adelaide court for 23 years. He listened as a practitioner described the on-going persecution in China, including the organ harvesting from living practitioners.
The practitioner explained how Chinese hospitals openly advertised short waiting times for a matching heart, liver, or kidney, at one or two weeks. No one told the patients that their transplanted organ caused another person to be killed. The CCP kills people on demand.
Judge Newman immediately signed a petition calling on Australian Prime Minister Hon. Scott Morrison to take action to help stop the persecution.