Practitioners held a peaceful protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Warsaw on September 8. They were from 35 countries in Europe and other regions and called for an end to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 23-year-long persecution of Falun Dafa.
|Passers-by learn about Falun Dafa|
Among the practitioners who participated in the activity, there were elderly people and children. They wished to tell people about Falun Dafa and about the CCP’s brutal persecution in China. They also hoped that kindhearted people around the world will work with practitioners to end the persecution.
Jaś is an art historian. Fifteen years ago, he read about Falun Dafa on the Internet by chance, and began to read Zhuan Falun, Falun Dafa’s main book. He said, “I was drawn by the content in the book. Every paragraph in the book was so fascinating.” From then on, Jaś started practicing Falun Dafa.
He said, “Cultivation has changed my attitude towards people. In the past, I always tried to understand and be tolerant of others. Now I get the deeper meaning of understanding and being tolerant of others. I have learned to treat everyone with the same mentality.”
He participated in the activity in front of the embassy and hoped to help stop the CCP’s persecution.
“We are here today to protest the CCP’s atrocities. We hope that through our efforts, we can directly convey our voice to China and the Chinese people,” he said. “I come here to let people know about Falun Dafa and let people know the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, so more people can know how evil the CCP’s persecution is.”
|Jaś (left) and Jan, a passer-by|
Spanish Practitioner: Pure Beauty Curbs Evil
Juana from Spain participated in the protest. She said, “I feel a strong and peaceful energy here.”
|Juana (right) from Spain participated in the protest on September 8.|
Juana heard about Falun Dafa during a trip to southern Spain. She said she lost her direction in life and she lived in a hippie environment for a while. After learning about Falun Dafa, she started practicing.
She began to take her life seriously and went to college. She got a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and found a job in a Spanish national government agency. Her positive changes caught her mother’s attention, and she began to read the book, Zhuan Falun.
While participating in the activity that day, Juana said that she “wanted to show the pure beauty of Falun Dafa to the world.” She said, “Pure beauty is a power in itself, and it can destroy evil.”
Practitioner from Romania: Don’t Have Illusions about the CCP
|Kuki from Romania|
Kuki is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Romania. He found a quiet corner in the back row and sat down. He said, “The CCP has persecuted Falun Dafa for 23 years. The Communist Party is evil. It has killed more than 80 million people in China.
“The CCP has become even more evil in the persecution of Falun Dafa. Falun Dafa teaches people to live according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. However, the CCP persecutes practitioners and conducts unprecedented organ harvesting from practitioners while they are alive.”
He said, “We need to let more people know about Falun Dafa and the CCP’s persecution. If one still has illusions about the CCP, he has no future.”
Australian Practitioner: Keep Telling People About the CCP to End the Persecution
|Gabriel (left in front row)|
Gabriel is an Australian of Greek descent. He is a star hair stylist in Hollywood and Bollywood, and has practiced Falun Dafa for 20 years. He said, “Practicing Falun Dafa is the best experience in my life.” However, the CCP persecutes such a good practice. He hopes that through the protest more people can learn about Falun Dafa and the true nature of the CCP.
“I firmly believe that if we persist in exposing the persecution, more and more people will recognize the nature of the CCP,” he said. “I see more and more people supporting practitioners when we protest the persecution.
“Many artists in the film industry know about Falun Dafa and the persecution. Some of them told me, ‘What you do is very important.’ They praised practitioners for their perseverance for many years. They are supporting kindness.”
Local Residents Learn about Falun Dafa and Condemn the Persecution
Mary is from Vietnam and works in Warsaw. She went to the Chinese embassy to support a friend who practices Falun Dafa. “I learned about Falun Dafa from my friend. I also learned about the CCP’s persecution of practitioners.” Mary said that the CCP did a lot of bad things and committed many crimes against its own people.
Jan saw practitioners protesting in front of the Chinese embassy and stopped to watch. He took many photos. He said, “The CCP regime is so terrifying. I want to tell people I know about the activities here.”
He asked practitioners for more information to share with his colleagues. Before leaving, he shook hands with practitioners and sincerely wished them all the best.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.
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