(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners gathered at Place Saint Michel and Place de l'Opéra to raise awareness of the ongoing persecution in China on February 27 and February 28, 2021. A local resident told the Minghui correspondent, “The world will experience a change once people are awakened.”

Many onlookers were attracted by how peaceful and calm Falun Dafa practitioners looked when they were practicing the five sets of exercises. Some asked for truth-clarification flyers, while others signed a petition calling on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to stop its persecution. Some Parisians gave practitioners thumbs up in encouragement.

Falun Dafa practitioners raise awareness of the persecution at Place Saint Michel on February 27, 2021.

Practitioners demonstrate the five Falun Dafa exercises at Place Saint Michel.

People sign a petition after learning about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China.

Practitioners demonstrate the five Falun Dafa exercises while raising awareness of the persecution at Place de l'Opéra on February 28, 2021.

A few onlookers learn the five exercises.

Parisians sign a petition to help end the persecution.

Harmon is a high school biology teacher. He chatted with a Falun Dafa practitioner for a while and said, “The CCP is an example of totalitarian rule. It will threaten anyone who differs from it. They are against humanity and the development of mankind.”

He continued, “Many people are profiting off of the CCP’s system. This is not right. The persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners is not right, and the CCP is committing a crime.”

Harmon encouraged Falun Dafa practitioners to continue stepping forward. He said, “This will all change. We just need to be patient and give it time.”

Florie Therese works at an IT company. Upon learning about the persecution and forced organ harvesting of Falun Dafa practitioners in China, she said, “The whole world needs to know about it, and it needs to be stopped. When people awaken to the truth, they will know that a persecution like this should never have happened, and the world will change.”

She believes that faith can stop all evil in the world. Most importantly, she thinks that practitioners should persist and never give up. Lastly, she said, “In a dictatorship country, deprivation of the freedom of speech, thought, and belief is unacceptable. Human rights come naturally from birth, and people should be able to live freely. This is the most important thing for people in the world.”

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