(Minghui.org) “As soon as I saw the Falun Dafa booth from the tram I immediately got off and hurried over,” said nurse Fatma as she smiled happily. “I very much believe that this practice can help me to improve my mind, body, and other aspects of my life. Having the chance to learn about this practice makes me feel very happy. I want to learn Falun Dafa!”

On July 23, 2021, Falun Dafa practitioners held an event in Paradeplatz in downtown Zurich. One group of practitioners in yellow t-shirts demonstrated the exercises in the busy city center, while other practitioners took turns introducing the goodness of Falun Dafa and exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution which has been going on for 22 years.

Practitioners held activities in Paradeplatz in downtown Zurich on July 23, 2021, to introduce Falun Dafa and expose the CCP’s persecution.

Passersby sign the petition to condemn the persecution.

The practitioners’ speeches could be heard clearly even from the other side of the street. Banners with messages such as, “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance,” “Falun Dafa is Practiced in Many Parts of the World,” “End the CCP’s Persecution of Falun Dafa,” etc. were displayed behind the speakers.

Along the walkway, a large display board introduced the exercise movements and told people the goodness of Falun Dafa. The other side had pictures that exposed the criminal act of live organ harvesting by the CCP. 

A golden-colored tent had the words “Falun Dafa is Good” and “The World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance” displayed in Chinese and German on all four of its sides. At the exhibition counter, there were petitions, different informational flyers, and books about Falun Dafa, including the English and German version of the Minghui 20 Year Report available for the interested passersby to read through and take down details if they would like to order the books.

Curious pedestrians stopped and read the banners, “Stop the CCP’s Persecution of Falun Dafa.” They talked with practitioners and accepted informational materials.

“Falun Dafa’s Principles are Priceless”

When Fatma hurried over to the information booth, the first sentence she said was “Where can I learn the practice?” As she spoke with practitioners, Fatma had a better understanding and said, “I must learn Falun Dafa.”

Fatma (right) got off the tram before reaching her stop when she noticed the practitioners’ event in downtown Zurich. 

Fatma felt that Falun Dafa can be of great help to people, “The principles that Falun Dafa teaches are priceless. When people face problems, doctors may not have the solution. I am very certain that Falun Dafa’s wisdom can provide an answer to everyone.” She felt this was exactly what she was looking for, “I need this. There are many hardships in my life. When I tried meditating I felt very good. I know that there is great wisdom behind Falun Dafa’s meditation.”

After learning that the CCP has been persecuting Falun Dafa for 22 years, she said, “The persecution is too bloody. It makes me want to cry. This is really intolerable and unimaginable that something like this is still happening in 2021 makes it all the worse.” 

She signed the petition in support of the practitioners’ effort to call for an end to the persecution, “I support justice! Falun Dafa and what it teaches is priceless—it is really a priceless gem. This is what everyone needs today. It is especially good and beneficial to health and it is free of charge.”

Groom-To-Be: “This Practice Can Bring People Calm”

Rico Fausch learned the meditation exercise on the spot.

Rico Fausch who was about to be married was in Zurich with his friends for his bachelor party. After he saw practitioners meditating he said, “They look very relaxed and calm.” Mr. Fausch sat down and followed the practitioners’ movements.

Afterward, he said, “I tried different methods but I noticed that this practice (Falun Dafa) can make one calm. It can help a person feel peaceful for a long time.”

“Persecuting Falun Dafa Is a Crime”

Axel, an engineer from Germany, said he had some thoughts about the CCP’s criminal acts. He felt that the CCP is the greatest dictatorship and its behavior makes people hate it.

While talking about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa which had been going on for 22 years, Axel said that “This persecution is a crime. Dictators are never willing to work hand in hand with kindness.”

Axel hopes that the people of China can be rid of the CCP’s dictatorship soon, “I hope that the CCP’s dictatorship can be removed. The people of China are very good. They have a very good culture and they should lead better lives that are not controlled by the CCP’s dictatorship regime.”

Social Worker: I Hope That You All Succeed!

A social worker said she once saw practitioners’ peacefully protesting against the persecution. She learned that the CCP set up labor camps and brainwashing centers in China and they continuously monitor people almost everywhere and all the time. She felt that “This is really too scary. It is hard to imagine.” In order to stop the CCP’s criminal act of persecution, she said, “The country’s government and head of the state should take action.” She hopes that by signing the petition, she can, “Help to stop the persecution. I hope that more people can come and sign the petition too.” Before she left she told practitioners, “I hope that your efforts are successful!”

Susanne Assal, who worked as a clerk before she retired, hurried over to the practitioners’ event as soon as she got off the tram. She walked straight to the information counter and signed the petition to show her support. Regarding the CCP’s criminal acts, she said, “We should object. There should be more people coming together to object to this. We should not allow this to continue after hearing about it. The CCP only tells lies. I am not willing to buy any products made by slave labor and I object to the Party’s persecution and slavery of these people.”

Before she left, Ms. Assal said she hopes that practitioners’ efforts are hugely effective and successful.

“The Whole World Should Lend a Helping Hand to Stop the CCP’s Criminal Acts”

Nimfa Karlsson from the Philippines who is currently staying in Zurich, passed by the information booth with her three children. This was the first time that she heard about Falun Dafa. As she watched the practitioners do the exercises she said that “Falun Dafa makes people feel peaceful. It makes people feel clear about how they should face the future.”

When talking about the CCP’s 22-year-long persecution of Falun Dafa, Ms. Karlsson felt that “This persecution makes me feel very sad. The whole world should lend a helping hand, the persecution of Falun Dafa must stop. The CCP’s persecution should be stopped.”

Ms. Karlsson is quite clear about the criminal acts that the CCP did. She felt that “Communism is destroying the world, making innocent people suffer. This has been going on for too long. We should think about our future generations.” Ms. Karlsson hopes that “There will be enough signatures so that the CCP will no longer exist.”

Benjamin said he would tell more people about what he saw that day, “In China, the people suffer from persecution. This is definitely saddening news but many people do not know the truth about it. I hope that I can let them know what is happening in China so that this will be able to help increase the strength in stopping the persecution.”

Cristina, a Japanese lady who is learning photography, was shocked to hear of the persecution. She hopes that by signing the petition she can help to stop the persecution. One person from China told a Western practitioner that he felt that the Falun Dafa practitioners’ event was very good.

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Category: July 20 Events