Germany: Weekly Signature Drive at Cologne Cathedral Raises Awareness of the Persecution
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Cologne continued their weekly information day and signature drive activities in front of historic Cologne Cathedral the weekend of Oct. 17 - 18, 2020. They resumed their activities five months ago after the coronavirus eased and the city's lockdown was lifted.
Although fewer international tourists visit the cathedral due to the pandemic, people have more time and space to browse. Many people stopped at the practitioners' information booth and signed the petition to condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s persecution of Falun Dafa.
A woman from Indonesia interviewed a practitioner and asked several questions about the forced organ harvesting from practitioners in China while they are still alive. She plans to share the video with her friends in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries. “I knew the CCP pressured these countries to keep silent. I wish you success!” she said.
Many people said this was the first time they heard of the persecution or the CCP's state-sanctioned organ harvesting from practitioners in China. They were dismayed to learn that the Party has extended its influence into Europe and that most western media choose to ignore the facts to protect their interests in China.
An Iranian couple from Frankfurt said they appreciated Falun Dafa's principles, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The wife commented, “God led us to meet you here!”
A German in his 60’s returned to the booth this weekend to ask more questions about Falun Dafa. He said he stopped at the booth a couple of weeks ago because he felt a strong, positive energy there. After a practitioner explained why millions of people practice Falun Dafa he immediately wanted to learn more and read Zhuan Falun the main teaching.