(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Romania conducted a signature collection drive in downtown Bucharest, the capital of the country, on February 17, the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

They set up a booth in front of a busy supermarket where practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises and handed out informational flyers about this traditional mind-body cultivation practice. Several practitioners talked to passersby about the experiences of practitioners in China who have been persecuted for following Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They also told people how the Chinese Communist regime has gone so far as to kill practitioners in order to harvest their vital organs for profit in the transplantation industry.

Many people were shocked to hear of the atrocities and were indignant toward the communist regime that would commit such crimes. They signed the petition calling for an end to the forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners and the persecution of Falun Gong.

Signature drive held in downtown Bucharest on the second day of Chinese New Year.

Many people have already heard about the persecution of Falun Gong and the Chinese regime's state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. After reading the informational display boards, many walked up to the table to sign the petition. Some took flyers from practitioners and signed the petition to express their support for the efforts to end the persecution.

Several people heard the news for the first time and signed the petition. Some said that they believe it unfair and unacceptable for such a persecution to be taking place against Falun Gong practitioners in China.

A high school teacher said that he would show the flyer to his students and colleagues, so that more people would learn about what is happening in China.

A man named Adi said he hoped that Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience in China would not be persecuted and killed, and that instead they would be able to experience a happy Chinese New Year and live a better life. He also hoped that there would be freedom of speech in China and that people would no longer be restricted by the communist regime.

Ileana received a beautiful origami lotus flower from a practitioner. She appreciated the beauty of the lotus and the wonderfulness of Falun Gong that teaches Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She was shocked at the brutality of the persecution that Falun Gong practitioners have endured in China and expressed her wish that the persecution be stopped.