The weather was glorious on the 25th September, 2005. In Nuremberg, Germany, generally regarded as human rights city, we conducted a Falun Gong Information day. Perhaps because it was Sunday, the pedestrians were fewer than usual on the streets. However, we had more time and opportunity to explain to interested people in detail exactly what Falun Gong is and why Falun Gong practitioners are persecuted in Mainland China.
After earnestly looking through the pictures exposing the CCP’s persecution, a young man from Iraq said that he knew about it very well and understood very much what practitioners in China had suffered because he was persecuted in Iraq as well. When he heard that in China's jails, many innocent Falun Gong practitioners suffered torture more brutal than the pictures displayed, and that over two thousand practitioners had been tortured to death, he angrily said, "The Communist Party of China is exactly the same as the former Saddam regime."
Milaca, a woman from Chechen approached the information desk with her mum and said that she was interested in Chinese history and culture, especially Qigong and Taiji. She already knew that Falun Gong is one of the Buddha School cultivation ways, she asked for the differences between Falun Gong, Qigong and Taiji to be explained to her. She was really excited when it was explained in depth and given a lot of related information. She said she would read all the leaflets and study the websites which were recommended by practitioners so that she could know more about Falun Gong.
After reading the information, a German mother with her child enquired about the details of the location and times of the classes. They would like to start learning.
When the Falun Gong practitioners started performing the fifth set of exercises, the peaceful scene attracted many pedestrians to come and watch. After a German lady learnt more details about Falun Gong, she sat opposite a western practitioner on her own initiative and started learning the fifth exercise carefully. There were lots of pedestrians who took leaflets and read them earnestly. After reading about the persecution, a lot of people returned to find out more. They also signed the petitions appealing to China to end the persecution.
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