(Minghui.org) People passing Place du Havre in Paris during the afternoon of April 10, 2021, heard Falun Gong practitioners explain the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. Many people stopped to sign a petition condemning the 21-year-long persecution of the practice and support practitioners’ efforts to end the persecution in China.

France has just entered the third lockdown since the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, and people asked why practitioners were still tirelessly trying to get their message across to the public. Many people were shocked and angered after they learned about practitioners in China being tortured, and how the CCP systematically harvests living practitioners’ organs and sells them for transplant. Many people signed a petition demanding that the CCP immediately end its persecution of Falun Gong.

“The CCP is a demon,” one person said after signing the petition. “I wish you good luck! What you are doing is great,” another said. Several people learned the Falun Gong exercises during the activities and wanted to regularly join a group practice site.

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate the five sets of health-improving exercises at Place du Havre in Paris on April 10, 2021.

A Falun Gong practitioner explains the ongoing persecution in China to passersby.

After learning about the persecution, passersby sign the petition to support efforts to end the persecution.

Michel Huguet works in the France Ministry of Culture. He said that as a European, he supports democracy. “All persecution, including that of Falun Gong, Tibetans, and Uygurs, is unacceptable. Westerners choose to look away because of the heavy trade deals with China. The principles of Falun Gong, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, are good values. You fight for your belief and I support you,” he said.

Huguet said that the CCP is a dictatorship, and evil regimes never last long. “I believe that the CCP will collapse one day on its own,” he said. “We didn’t think that the USSR would dissolve, but it did. Maybe one day the CCP will do the same.”

Evelyne Leblond heard about how the CCP tortures practitioners incarcerated for refusing to renounce their faith and was appalled. “Such brutalities should have never existed. I am French and I support human rights,” she said.

Photographer Yannick Saintoule said it was unacceptable that the persecution is still continuing after 21 years. He hopes that the situation will improve soon.

As an employee of the National Library of France, Henri-George Muller has a clear understanding of the CCP. “Massacres once happened in China. The biggest dictator in the 20th century was Mao (former CCP chair Mao Zedong), who caused 100 million unnatural deaths. Stalin and Hitler are no comparison. After World War II, there were the Nuremberg trials of the Nazis in Germany and the Cambodian leaders of the Khmer Rouge were tried. Communism is an insane totalitarian ruling, it is fascism.”

He said he believed that the CCP leaders should be tried in the International Court of Justice.

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