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.
Falun Gong practitioners participated in the annual Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in Oakland, California on August 24, 2019.
Many Chinese people learn about Falun Gong. Over 140 people decided to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
People stop by the practitioners’ booth to learn about Falun Gong.
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.
Hannah (right) and her friend Alina listen as a practitioner talks about Falun Gong and describes the CCP’s 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.
A Chinese man and his friend read the poster with information about the CCP’s live organ harvesting. They said that the CCP’s persecution was inhumane.
Atka from Nebraska signs the petition protesting the persecution.
Dr. Ke Min-hsong from Taiwan said that the CCP should not be allowed to persecute people any longer.
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.
People learn about Falun Gong and sign the petition which condemns the persecution.
Practitioners demonstrate the exercises on stage.
Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises.
Esther Ammann thinks the world would become peaceful if everyone followed Falun Gong's principles, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
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.”
Painador Morandi learned the exercises during the event.
Damir Dagan thinks the government should promote Falun Gong.
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.
Mr. Mariolino thanked practitioners for letting him know about the persecution.
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, signs the petition which condemns the persecution after learning how the CCP harvests organs from living practitioners.
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.
Oliver from the UK learns about the CCP’s persecution.
A Chinese student stopped to learn about Falun Gong and the persecution.
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