By a practitioner from Australia
the facts to Chinese students
unfurl banners on the bridge
The 18th Commonwealth Games are being held in Melbourne from March
15 to 26. The Games are the second largest global sports event, next to the Olympics.
About three million people from seventy two countries around the world come to
Melbourne to watch the games. Practitioners in Melbourne take the opportunity
to hold various events to introduce Falun Dafa and expose the atrocities that
the Chinese Communist regime has committed in the persecution of Falun Gong. These
events had strong support from practitioners from other provinces and also from
At 10 a.m. on March 17,
in the crowded and busy downtown area around the City Square, practitioners set
up their posters and started distributing truth clarification materials to the
crowd. They also began to demonstrate the exercises on the lawn. Many tourists
stopped by and carefully studied the posters and banners. Some of them stated
that they had heard of Falun Gong a long time ago, and knew that hundreds of thousands
of practitioners were persecuted and tortured in China, but they were still shocked
when they learned about the Sujiatun Concentration Camp. There were also some
people from Turkey and India that had never heard of Falun Gong. When they saw
the harmonious and beautiful exercises, and then heard about the astonishing atrocities
that the Chinese Communist regime has committed, they all became indignant.
learning of the Sujiatun Concentration Camp, a Chinese student indicated that
he could not believe it. Practitioners explained from all of the crimes that the
Chinese Communist regime has committed since the Chinese Communist Party seized
power, including the killing of 80 million Chinese people and the fabricated Tiananmen
Self-immolation case. They also talked about the bloodthirsty and inhuman nature
of the Chinese Communist Party. Practitioners also gave him a copy of Nine
Commentaries on the Communist Party. He seemed solemn, and respectfully
nodded and accepted the book.
Clarifying the truth in the park
Tourists learn the truth
Tourists view the photos
Tourists view the photos
hearts were moved, and they all signed the petition condemning the persecution.
Because so many people wanted to sign, they spontaneously lined up waiting. Young
people were the most active group. A group of young people passed by right after
an exercise demonstration. They learned the exercises with a strong interest,
then signed the petition. One asked after signing, “Can we sign for our parents?
I'm sure they would sign.” Another, upon learning that practitioners would
have a booth during the games, asked for a petition table and said that she would
help to make more people aware of this issue and sign to support it, then left
in tears. Peoples carefully saved the materials, and there was not a single flier
thrown away on the whole street.
The petition signing lasted until 10 p.m.
Practitioners turned on lights when it got dark, and more people lined up to sign;
it became a touching scene. Quite a few people asked where they could learn Falun
Gong, and they were amazed by the miraculous exercises. Two little kids asked
to learn the sitting meditation. The parents told them they could come back later,
but one little child replied seriously : “I have to finish this before I leave.”
Original article date: 23/Mar/2006