Passing through the small alleys of the ancient city of Lucerne and arriving at Muehleplatz Square on the riverside, people can not only see the beautiful countryside but also are far away from the noise of the city. So not only tourists but local citizens as well, come here to enjoy the scenery.
The children signing the petition
In the afternoon of August 21st, 2006, a group of children came to our Falun Gong information table on Muehleplatz, signed the petition one after another to appeal against the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong. Two students came here in the morning, they were very much shocked when they saw the pictures and corresponding descriptions about the CCP’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong during the past seven years. Furthermore, investigations from multiple sources indicate that the CCP is conducting massive organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and then cremating the remains to destroy the evidence of the crime. Having understood this, they signed the petition immediately to appeal for an end to the persecution and to rescue Falun Gong practitioners who are being illegally imprisoned. Before leaving, they took some leaflets to give their parents to read. In the afternoon, they brought a whole class of their schoolmates who came to give their signatures.
Sooner after the children left, a practitioner noticed there were still a few students who stayed behind; they put the leaflets aside and seemed not interested at all. Ursula went forward to them and asked if they had been taught about human rights, and told them that the facts exposed in the leaflets are about the CCP’s human rights violations happening in China, the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, including organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. Ursula also told them that another class of students had just signed the petition and also there were two classes of students visited in a group. These students’ expressions changed from the unconcerned at the beginning to concerned afterwards and finally each of them signed the petition to support Falun Gong practitioners.
From the children’s change of attitude, a practitioner felt that it is not that people are not willing to give a hand to stop the persecution, most of people are very kind, and they just simply do not know the truth about the persecution. This is the reason why Falun Gong practitioners hold activities frequently to let more people deeply understand the truth about Falun Gong and stop this bloody persecution together.
Not merely these students but many passers-by stopped to read carefully the information on our display boards about what Falun Gong is and the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong. After they accepted the leaflets and also listened to practitioners’ brief explanation of organ harvesting, some of them signed the petition immediately to show their support for Falun Gong.
"Thank you for telling me all these facts"
A lady was not willing to accept the leaflets at the beginning, but after practitioners told her that, in China, innocent people are being imprisoned, tortured to death, and even having their organs harvested when they are still alive. In order to stop these crimes we step forwards to expose the truth and also collect signatures. She was eventually touched and wanted to know more. Having carefully read our information boards and had a long conversation with a practitioner, she signed her name and also especially said the practitioner that, “Thank you for telling me all these facts.”
"The Chinese Communist Party does not allow a person to have their own thoughts"
An elderly gentleman stayed in front of our display boards and read them for a long time and asked what Falun Gong is. Having been informed that Falun Gong practitioners are good persons based on the principle of “Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance”, he nodded and said that, "Actually people should live in this way". Having understood the CCP’s nature as well as the bloody persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, the elderly man expressed that, he knew something about the “6.4” massacre, he is aware of that the CCP does not allow a person to have their own thoughts but follow the regime’s remarks. Finally he signed the petition.
"It is really good for you to make such an effort"
A young girl called Tina with her friends signed the petition to express their support for Falun Gong practitioners. When being asked why they gave their signatures, she said, “This is one of the approaches for us to stop this persecution; the persecution has spread so widely, like it is operated by mobs, I am not sure if it is useful but I want to try. You are trying hard for this, it’s really good". She also wanted to say to the Chinese people that, “I think we can not turn a blind eye to this, this is very important, we all have seen what had happened during World War II due to people’s silence towards the atrocities. I think it is important for us to take an initiative to stop this atrocity instead of blindly shying away from it.”
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