(Minghui.org) After over two decades of Falun Gong practitioners’ peaceful efforts to expose the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s persecution of their faith, more and more people have come to understand how terrible the persecution is and how wonderful Falun Gong is.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance that has been persecuted in China since July 1999.
Here are three examples told by three practitioners in two different provinces of people showing their support for Falun Gong.
I’m a Falun Gong practitioner in Liaoning Province. Recently, whenever I clarify the facts to people, most respond with a nod and a smile.
One day, I met a woman who was very happy when she found out that I was a Falun Gong practitioner. She told me that she’d already quit the CCP and its organizations. When we talked about the coronavirus pandemic, she said, “I wish Falun Gong practitioners could participate in the pandemic task force.”
When I asked her why, she said, “If you work on the front lines in the battle against the pandemic, you will have a lot more chances to tell people the auspicious phrases 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' and help more people quit the CCP, so more people will be blessed.”
That really surprised me. She told me that she knew how to access uncensored information online. She knew that the plague was targeting the CCP.
Aside from the general public, many police officers have also understood the facts about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong as in this incident related by a practitioner in Hebei Province.
On December 21, 2020, practitioner Hai spoke to several people waiting at a bus station. She handed a Falun Gong calendar to a woman and asked, “Have you heard about quitting the CCP and its associated organizations? You will be blessed for doing that.”
“I know,” said the woman, who appeared to be in her 50s. “I already quit with my son's help. He told me that, if I quit the Young Pioneers (a CCP organization) I joined when I was little, my health might improve. I agreed and since then, I’ve recovered.”
When I asked what her son did, she replied, “He is a policeman.”
She even took an extra calendar for her niece.
When a practitioner in Baoding City, Hebei Province, was talking about Falun Gong in a market in October 2018, she was followed by the chief of the local police station and three other officers. When they started to take her away, she yelled, “The police are arresting me!” People gathered around and some condemned the officers, but they took her away anyway.
At the station, she refused to answer their questions and told them instead how she benefitted from practicing Falun Dafa both physically and mentally, how wonderful Falun Dafa is, and that people in over 100 countries practice it.
She told the police that what they were doing was illegal, since there is no law in China that says practicing Falun Dafa is a crime. And according to the newly-passed Civil Service and Police Acts, every police officer will be held responsible for all the cases they ever handle for their lifetimes. She said that she didn't want them to become accomplices to the crime unknowingly and be held accountable in the future.
That afternoon, they were going to take her to a hospital for an exam so that she could be admitted to the local detention center. When she was put into a police car, her husband tried to get her out of the car, asking them, “Why are you arresting my wife? She just wants to be a good person. Is that a crime? You can't take her away!”
When the officers pushed him away, he stood in front of the car and said, “If you want to take my wife away, you will have to get through me first!”
After a while, the chief got out of the car and told the practitioner, “You can leave. I know Falun Dafa practitioners are good people. We cannot act against our conscience.”
The couple retrieved all of her confiscated personal belongings and returned home.