(Minghui.org) On Saturday, May 7, 2022, Austrian Falun Gong practitioners gathered on Stephansplatz in Vienna to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the public introduction of Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, and the birthday of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.
Practitioners sang Falun Dafa songs and demonstrated the exercises, which attracted many tourists.
Petra Bayr, Member of Parliament, Sends Letter of Congratulations
Austrian Member of Parliament (MP) Petra Bayr said in her letter of congratulations: “We must all cooperate and work together, so that all people can live in an environment of peace, democracy, security and integrity.
“For this, I am very happy to congratulate Falun Gong practitioners on the occasion of World Falun Dafa Day! ”
Petra Wimmer, MP said, “I hold deep sympathy for the relatives of Falun Gong practitioners who died from torture, being held in concentration camps, and who are facing the illegal organ trade. The attention of the international community can raise awareness of these issues and thereby increase pressure on the Chinese government to cease these practices. I thank the Falun Dafa Information Center for its comprehensive truth-telling work and hope that, in the future in China (and around the world), everyone will be able to practice their faith without worrying about the consequences.”
Mario Lindner, MP, Demands an End to the Atrocities
Mario Lindner, MP, said, “The current world situation makes one thing very clear: We must stand up against any form of persecution at any time! Everyone has the right to live a free, autonomous life—we cannot and will never accept persecution, violence, discrimination, etc. for political reasons! ”
Practitioners Entertain Bystanders with Falun Dafa Songs
With the relaxation of COVID restrictions, there were many tourists and pedestrians in the square. Falun Gong practitioners sang songs such as “Falun Dafa Is Good” and “Dedu” at the event, and many stopped to listen and applaud.
One lady who watched for a long time said, “This makes me feel calm and enlightens me. I think it’s good not only for the body but also for the spirit. ”
Condemning the CCP Persecution
Practitioners at the event conversed in German, English, and Chinese to tell people how Falun Dafa has spread all over the world during the past 30 years. They also demonstrated the exercises.
Many people signed the petition to condemn and call for an end to the CCP’s crime of harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners against their will.
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