(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Argentina held an experience-sharing conference on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Before the conference, they divided into groups and held activities throughout the capital city Buenos Aires. They demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises and introduced the spiritual practice to tourists and locals in Chinatown, city parks, the Chinese Embassy, and passing cars on the streets. Many people, especially young people, were interested in learning how to do the exercises.
When practitioners demonstrated the exercises, a 10-year-old boy came over and shyly asked if he could learn. He carefully followed the practitioner’s every movement.
A girl from Venezuela was happy to see practitioners and said she had heard about Falun Dafa before and wanted to learn more about it. She immediately asked to learn the exercises. The practitioners taught her, the 10-year-old boy, and others who also wanted to learn. Both of them stayed and learned all five exercises.
A practitioner said that many people accepted fliers and repeatedly thanked her. Some held the fliers dearly in front of their chests.
A toddler was very interested and kept watching the practitioners from far away. After a practitioner walked over and handed her parents fliers, her father said, “She wouldn’t leave and kept staring at you. She’s never done this before.” The father told the practitioner that perhaps she saw something that he couldn’t. “She really likes you,” he said.
A 9-year-old girl and her mother watched practitioners as they did the exercises. The mother said that she couldn’t figure out why her daughter was so interested in Chinese culture and art because no one in the family had any ties to China. The practitioner told them about Falun Dafa.
Practitioners gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy, demonstrated the exercises, and handed out information about Falun Dafa and its persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Background: What is Falun Dafa?
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 learned the five gentle exercises—have experienced uplifted health and well being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. More 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 the organ transplant industry.
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.
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