(Minghui.org) On July 27, Western Australia practitioners held a full-day event in downtown Perth to raise awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. They demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises, distributed informational materials, and held a candlelight vigil in the evening.

Falun Gong exercise demonstration

Candlelight vigil

A practitioner talks with a passerby about Falun Gong and the persecution

Jesson is a new immigrant from England. He heard about Falun Gong before and recently wanted to learn more about the practice. On the day of the event, he spent the whole morning looking for Falun Gong books in bookstores and yet he did not find any. On his way home, he was simply delighted to come across the Falun Gong group's activity. He bought the books Falun Gong and Zhuan Falun from the practitioners.

While some practitioners were demonstrating the exercises, Paulin watched them for long time. She then told a practitioner that had she tried many Qigong exercises including Taichi, and that she wanted to learn Falun Gong. The practitioner then told her that Falun Gong is free of charge and that the most crucial aspect of the practice is adhering to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. She listened to the practitioner’s explanation attentively and wrote down the practice site info.

Another woman took an informational booklet and left. After reading it, she came back. Holding the hands of the practitioner who gave her the material, she said emotionally: “After reading about the persecution, I am very very sad. Unfortunately, I knew nothing about this before.”