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Los Angeles: Practitioners Hold Weekly Events at Santa Monica Beach to Raise Awareness of Persecution in China

Nov. 17, 2020 |   By Falun Dafa practitioners in Los Angeles

(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners have done their exercises at Santa Monica State Beach every Sunday since October 2020. They also display information to let people know about the ongoing persecution of their faith in China.

Practitioners do the Falun Dafa exercises at Santa Monica State Beach every Sunday.

Mike (left) learns about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China.

A man who lives near the beach told practitioners he moved to the U.S from England many years ago. He often saw practitioners doing the exercises and had a good impression of the spiritual discipline. He knew about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) brutal suppression of the group, including forced organ harvesting. He said, “I tell my friends not to buy things made in China because the regime is torturing Falun Dafa practitioners. He frequently refutes incorrect information about Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) posted on social media platforms and has signed a petition to reject the CCP.

Falun Dafa practitioners raise awareness of the persecution at Santa Monica State Beach every Sunday. People sign the petition to call for an end to the atrocities in China.

Clinton Averill, who lives in Los Angeles, said he had several friends from China. Through them, he learned that China is ruled by a dictatorship. He empathized with people in China who have no freedom of belief. He said, “I hope they can enjoy the same freedoms as people in the U.S. It's everyone’s right.” He also said the CCP is threat to the entire world and signed the petition to support its disintegration.

Practitioners hold a car parade near Santa Monica State Beach on October 25, 2020. The cars carried signs saying “Falun Dafa is good,” “Eliminate the demon CCP,” and so on.

David was at a fitness center nearby when he saw the procession of cars driving by with messages about Falun Dafa and the brutal persecution by the CCP. He went to the practice site to pick up fliers. He told practitioners he knew the CCP had covered up the pandemic and led to its worldwide spread. He signed the petition to eliminate the CCP and said he wanted to know more about the regime.

Elizabeth from Hawaii was visiting Los Angeles. She had read that the CCP was responsible for the pandemic and said the world would be a better place without it.