Falun Dafa practitioners in Germany recently held events to commemorate the April 25th appeal and raised awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa and called for an end to the brutality.
Activities at Mannheim
Practitioners held activities at Wasserturm, a landmark in Mannheim, on April 23 and 24. Passers-by learned about the spiritual practice and how the CCP is persecuting it. Several people signed a petition calling for the CCP’s brutality to end.
Mannheim is a college town and the economic and cultural center of Rhein-Neckar-Dreieck.
|Practitioners held events at Wasserturm, Mannheim, on April 23 and 24 to introduce Falun Dafa and expose the CCP’s persecution.||Practitioners demonstrate the exercises at Marktplatz in Mannheim on April 24|
|People sign the petition to condemn the persecution.|
Mr. Körper from the German International Human Rights Organization attended the event to show his support. He said Falun Dafa is based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Practitioners do not smoke or drink. Their health and morals improve from practicing Falun Dafa.
He said that since 1999, practitioners have been abducted, incarcerated in forced labor camps, imprisoned, and were subjected to organ harvesting. The persecution is ongoing in China, but the Western media remains silent. He said an estimated 18 practitioners die due to the persecution every month. One hundred practitioners were sentenced to prison in March this year.
He said, “China is an ancient civilization with a long history, which is admirable. Today, we are here to call on the CCP regime to make improvements in human rights as soon as possible, and to give Falun Dafa practitioners and other religious groups full freedom of belief.”
After she signed the petition, an elderly German woman had a long conversation with a practitioner. Before leaving, she asked for informational materials. That afternoon, she returned and talked with the practitioner again.
She said she was deeply moved and decided to learn to practice Falun Dafa after reading the information. The practitioner wrote down the address of the local practice site in Mannheim and the contact phone number. She said that she would go to the park to learn the exercises on Sunday.
Two women from Africa stopped to read and discuss the information about the organ harvesting. A practitioner told them that this is a group of practitioners who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and are persecuted in China. The CCP conducts state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living practitioners for profit. The women immediately signed the petition.
Events in Five Cities Calling for Stopping the Persecution
Practitioners held events in Berlin, Hamburg, Koeln, Duesseldorf, and Muelheim from April 21 to 25, 2021. They told people about the CCP’s persecution and called for it to end.
A middle-aged couple stood beside the booth in Koeln and watched quietly for a while. When a practitioner told them about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa, the woman was shocked and said, “The CCP is a dictatorship!”
The couple also carefully read the leaflet about live organ harvesting. They said that they have a lot of friends and would tell them about the persecution. They would use social media to spread the video links on the flyer.
At Mülheim an der Ruhr, practitioners met people who already knew about the persecution. One middle-aged man approached a practitioner and said he wanted to sign the petition.
An elderly woman who had difficulty walking talked with a practitioner for a long time and learned in detail about the persecution. She declined the practitioner’s offer to bring her the signature form. She said for such an important matter, she would walk to the table to sign.
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