(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners held activities on Plaza Pasing in Munich, Germany on June 18, 2022. They demonstrated the exercises and exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution, in particular its crime of harvesting organs from living practitioners. Despite the scorching heat, many people stopped to talk to practitioners and signed a petition calling to end the CCP’s atrocities.

People sign the petition to end the persecution during Falun Dafa practitioners’ activity on Plaza Pasing in Munich on June 18, 2022.

Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises.

Passersby stop to talk to practitioners.

A young man named Eddy talked with practitioners for a long time. He explained that he signed the petition the last time he saw practitioners’ activities. Eddy said, “We Germans certainly know what happened in our history, but it’s hard to imagine such cruelty is still happening today!”

Local resident Morek Lipowicza signed the petition calling for an end to the CCP’s crime of forced organ harvesting.

An elderly resident told a practitioner that he had been watching practitioners as they did the exercises while he sat in a coffee shop across the street, and felt a powerful and comforting energy. Wanting to learn all about Falun Gong and how the persecution came about, he took some introductory flyers to read.

Background: What Is Falun Dafa?

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 exercises have experienced improved 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.