(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners raised awareness of the ongoing persecution in China on the weekend of July 31, 2021 at the Place de la République and Place Colette in Paris. They demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises and talked to people about the practice and the persecution in China. People signed the petition to support ending the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after learning about the persecution.

Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises at Place Colette in Paris.

Tourists read the information displayed on Place Colette and learn of the persecution.

People sign the petition in support of practitioners who are opposing the persecution.

Place Colette is located in central Paris between the Théâtre du Palais-Royal and the Louvre. There are always many tourists in this area.

The Public Stands Against the CCP’s Persecution

James, from the U.K, said, “The CCP is scared of Falun Gong. Why are they afraid? They dislike anyone they think challenges their power, and they want to control everyone’s thoughts. The CCP is like a mafia organization, very bad. They are also like terrorists, just the same as one has seen in the Soviet Union. I feel sad for Chinese people.”

Epilar Nano is a doctor from Italy. She signed the petition after becoming aware of the persecution. She said, “In today’s 21st century, a persecution like this cannot be accepted. I am against the behavior of the CCP. I hope to help all victims.”

Quentin Chamard-Bois is a photographer. The event at Place Colette was the first time he’d come across Falun Gong practitioners. He said, “At present I am not surprised to hear about the CCP’s persecution. This makes me angry. I think it is time to let people know about this. Because of the pressure the CCP puts on the French economy, I am not surprised that France did not speak out about the persecution. Everything is connected.”

Mr. Chamard-Bois believes that the CCP cannot tolerate any individual or group that is different from it. He hopes that the practitioners’ efforts to expose the persecution can make people pay attention to the brutalities committed by the CCP.

Anne-Claire Humeau, a manager, said that there is no freedom in China, but added, “An awakening is taking place worldwide, especially by the French people. Just like other people, we notice that our country’s policies are abnormal.”

She continued, “The CCP’s suppression of Falun Gong, removing organs without consent and selling them for a profit, such things are simply inconceivable. We feel that the CCP is capable of anything. Just like the CCP’s reporting on the virus, we know the numbers are wrong, there are many people who died, but the information went unreported.”

Mr. Boziere, nearly 80 years old, saw the Falun Gong demonstration at Place Colette and was moved. He said, “If people are more forgiving of one another, if there is less injustice in society, people will come together.”

Patrice Belloundja is a painter who heard about Falun Gong at Place de la République on July 31, 2021. He said, “In China, people have been persecuted by Mao. This has continued until today, especially after the CCP came into power. Chinese people are being controlled, they are being watched by technology such as drones, cameras and digital identity recognition.”

He added, “The CCP will definitely collapse!”

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