(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners held an event during the Konomiya-Hadakaya Festival in Inazawa City in Aichi Province on February 13, 2022. They introduced Falun Dafa and exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing, 23-year-long persecution of practitioners in China.
Practitioners hung up banners that read “Falun Dafa Is Good,” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” “Falun Dafa Is Practiced All Over the World,” and “Stop the Persecution of Falun Dafa” near the Meitetsu Konomiya station exits. They also distributed truth-clarification flyers and told people how the CCP persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners in China. Many local residents stopped to talk with practitioners.
Mr. Yamakishi listened as practitioners clarified the truth to him. They explained that Falun Dafa practitioners abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practice benefits one’s health and body. More than one hundred million people practice Falun Dafa worldwide. In 1999, former head of the CCP Jiang Zemin initiated a nationwide suppression of Falun Dafa. Many of his crimes, such as harvesting organs from illegally detained Falun Dafa practitioners when they were still alive, have been made known internationally.
Mr. Yamakishi signed the petition to condemn the persecution and told practitioners, “Keep up the good work!”
Due to the ongoing pandemic, fewer people attended the festival this year. However, many locals talked with practitioners and understood the facts about Falun Dafa. Practitioners used this opportunity to raise awareness of Falun Dafa in hopes of bringing a brighter future to the people in Japan. The activity ended around 4:30 p.m.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Does the CCP Persecute It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and learned the five gentle exercises have experienced uplifted health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
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