Milan, Italy: Public Support for Falun Dafa and Efforts to Expose the Persecution

Falun Dafa Practitioners held activities to introduce Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) in Milan, Italy on July 4, 2020. They exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of the practice, especially the state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living practitioners.

As Italy’s lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic eases, more people are going out. Some watched the practitioners’ exercise demonstration while others read the informational posterboards. Many people asked for fliers and chatted with practitioners.

Antonio agreed that the CCP initially covered up the coronavirus outbreak and spread disinformation, which led to the pandemic. He took a flyer and said he would read it carefully.

A father with two children talked with a practitioner for a while. The practitioner talked about her personal experience of practicing Falun Gong.

“Why do Falun Gong practitioners spend their weekends holding activities here?” the father asked. The practitioner explained that in China, the CCP censors information from the outside world while covering up the true situation inside China. As a result, the international community does not know the truth of what’s happening in China.

The practitioner also talked about the CCP’s atrocity of harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience, the majority of whom are Falun Dafa practitioners. The father and his children were appalled. The father said he understood why practitioners come out to talk to people, and said that he supports their efforts to expose the persecution.

 

Speaking to passersby during Falun Dafa activities in Milan on July 4, 2020

 

Margherita and her husband watched the exercise demonstration for a while and followed along with the practitioners’ hand gestures. They accepted a flyer from a practitioner.

Another passer-by asked several questions about Falun Dafa. A practitioner told him that practitioners follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in daily life and look inward when facing conflicts instead of blaming others. The practitioner also told him about the website where he could download Falun Gong books free of charge.

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