Falun Dafa practitioners in Croatia held activities in the capital Zagreb on October 14, 2023. They introduced Falun Dafa and told people about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of the spiritual discipline in China, including the regime’s forced organ harvesting of persecuted Dafa practitioners and other prisoners of conscience.
Zagreb is Croatia’s largest economic and financial center. The event was held at King Tomislav Square near the city center. Falun Dafa practitioners set up a booth on the square and displayed leaflets, books, pamphlets, and other information about the persecution in China. Many people stopped and talked with practitioners and signed the petition calling to end the CCP’s persecution and the barbaric organ harvesting.
It was Saturday and the weather was warm. Local residents and tourists talked with practitioners and learned about Falun Dafa and Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Many people were shocked when they heard the details of the persecution and that organs are harvested from practitioners while they are alive. People signed a petition calling for an end to the CCP’s brutality. Some residents asked where they could learn the Falun Dafa exercises, and received information about local practice sites.
Two older men strolling on the square stopped in front of the booth. When a practitioner handed them a leaflet one immediately asked, “This is from Buddhism, right? They advocate kindness and tolerance.” The practitioner briefly introduced Falun Dafa to them and explained that it is not a religion, but a method of cultivating the body and mind.
They listened carefully and one said, “We all need more tolerance and kindness, and Eastern cultures have these virtues.” They also said that unfortunately, the world today has gone crazy and people just want to start wars. The practitioner showed them the local Falun Dafa website, which has more information. One of the men said, “You have the courage to stand up and tell people this. We only hear ugly things on TV.”
Tatjana, a Croatian, said she was drawn to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. She said she experienced a lot of pain and stress in her life and developed serious illnesses as a result. She hopes to learn Falun Dafa and asked practitioners to teach her the exercises.
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