France: Raising Awareness in Western France about Falun Dafa and the Persecution

Falun Dafa practitioners held activities to raise awareness at two tourist sites in western France—Pornic on August 20 and Dinard on August 27, 2017.

In addition to demonstrating the exercises, the group also raised awareness about the persecution this peaceful group has endured since 1999 under the communist regime in China.

Practitioners tell people about Falun Dafa at Pornic in western France on August 20

Many people signed petitions calling for an end to the suppression. As soon as practitioners set up their booth at Pornic, one man talked at length with practitioners. He was appalled by the harsh persecution in China and signed a petition to support practitioners.

“I will tell people in my organization about this and ask them to come and sign the petition,” said the man. He also took five petition forms with him, saying he and his friends would send the signed forms to members of parliament.

The owner of a nearby store chatted with a practitioner about the practice and he said he was inspired by practitioners' steadfast faith despite the suppression. He wanted to learn the practice himself and purchased a copy of Zhuan Falun.

Some people were shocked that such a massive persecution of an innocent group of people was happening and they had never heard about it. “The entire world needs to know about this! We should warn people not to go to China for organ transplants,” said one man, referring to the regime's forced organ harvesting crimes against practitioners in China.

Several nearby vendors thanked practitioners for visiting the community and sharing the information.

Reading information about Falun Dafa at Dinard on August 27

Dinard is about three hours north of Pornic. The event there was also successful and many people signed the petition, saying they were glad to do something to help with this important matter.

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