(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners participated in “Health Day” activities held in Essen, a major city in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia state, on August 27, 2019. The event, organized by the labor department, was held in the Grugapark. People interested in health, government officials, and people who work in the insurance industry attended the event.

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises on stage and at their information booth, where many people expressed interest in learning more about Falun Dafa. This prompted practitioners to schedule two workshops, one on Sunday, September 1, and the other on Wednesday, September 4. After demonstrating the exercises on stage, practitioners also told people about the persecution in China. Several people came to the information booth afterwards and asked to sign the petition. One man said that he knew about the organ harvesting from living practitioners and said he supported Falun Dafa.

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises on stage.

Visitors learn the exercises during the Health Day event held in Essen City on August 27, 2019.

A child learns to do the sitting meditation exercise.

People Are Interested in Learning to Practice Falun Dafa

Four women who were interested in practicing Falun Dafa came to the practitioners' booth as soon as it was set up. More and more people came to the booth when practitioners began demonstrating the exercises. About 20 people ended up gathering around to learn the exercises. Several commented that they felt wonderful after doing them.

Another woman said she signed a petition opposing the persecution last year. She said she had tried many practices, but none were what she was looking for. When she saw the Falun Dafa booth she decided to give it a try. She said she plans to attend both upcoming introductory classes.