(Minghui.org) Italian Falun Gong practitioners held truth-clarification activities in Milan and Naples, one in the south and one in the north, on August 27, 2022. They informed the public of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution, as well as its state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
The practitioners’ activities drew the attention of passers-by and tourists. Many people stopped to watch the exercise demonstration. Some took photos and videos. Some talked with practitioners to learn more about the persecution. Some Chinese people accepted informational materials in their native language. Some passers-by expressed their sympathy and support for Falun Gong, when they heard that in China, Falun Gong practitioners, people who are following the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” were illegally arrested, detained, and tortured by the CCP.
A family from Piedmont stopped to read the information about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong, and the woman asked for more details. When she learned that the persecution was still going on, she was surprised and expressed her support for Falun Gong practitioners in their peaceful protest of the persecution.
On the same day in southern Italy, some Falun Gong practitioners in Naples and Basilicata held a truth-clarification activity on Roma Avenue, the most lively commercial street in the center of Naples.
After a hot summer, the weather was cool and pleasant. There were many people on the pedestrian street. The scene of Falun Gong practitioners doing the exercises drew attention from many tourists and pedestrians. People stopped to watch and chat with Falun Gong practitioners who handed out fliers. Many people expressed their dissatisfaction and indignation at the CCP’s deeds when they learned about the CCP’s crimes of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, and even harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
After a middle-aged man learned in detail how the CCP persecutes Falun Gong practitioners, he expressed that he wanted to let more people know the facts, and ask them to sign the petition calling for an end of the persecution.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why is the CCP persecuting 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 have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP, perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology, and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
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.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution during the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners 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 China’s organ transplant industry.
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