Melbourne: Celebrating the Fourteenth Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s Public Introduction (Photos)

13, 2006, is World Falun Dafa Day. Falun Gong practitioners in Melbourne, Australia
dressed up and gathered in busy downtown to celebrate the great day.

live organ removal from Falun Gong practitioners appalls tourists

on Federation Square

learn Falun Gong

sign to support Falun Gong

with Tang costume perform

on Federation Square

The celebration
was held on busy Federation Square and on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River.
It was chilly and drizzled in the morning. Practitioners gathered on the square
to set up. When all was set up and the banner reading “Celebrate the Fourteenth
Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Public Introduction” was unfurled, it became
clear and sunny.

Federation Square

On one side of the square, practitioners
sang a chorus (“Sit side by side”), performed dances and other programs to express
respect and appreciation to Master and commemoration to fellow practitioners tortured
to death in China. On the other side of the square, posters and reenactment of
torture means were set up to expose the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s persecution
of Falun Gong. Many passers-by stopped to look.

The anti-torture exhibition
caught the attention of many passers-by. They were shocked at the brutal torture
means, such as small cage, force-feeding, and piercing nails with sharp bamboo,
which CCP uses to persecute practitioners.

A middle-aged man paid attention
to practitioners' exercise demonstration. He said to a practitioner, “I have
passed here several times and saw your anti-torture exhibition. But today it is
my first time to see your exercise demonstration. I am eager to learn the practice.”
The practitioner shared his own beneficial experience of practicing Dafa and showed
him the five sets of exercises.

James, 35 years old, signed petition to stop
the persecution and said to a practitioner explaining the facts, “Good luck to
you! Whatever political system it is, people should have rights and freedom of
belief. I support your petition completely.”

Helena, a little over 30 years
old, is a student majoring in photography. She heard for the first time about
Falun Gong and the persecution in China. She signed on the petition to call for
an end of the persecution right away. She said that the news of CCP's live
organ removal should be known to everyone. She would let her friends and family
members know the CCP's barbarity.

Yarra River Side

After the
performance on the Federation Square, the practitioners came to the Yarra river
side, a tourist interest site, and conducted another performance. Many tourists
from China watched their performance and accepted truth-clarification literature.

at Yarra river side

young practitioner plays solo of an ancient Chinese musical instrument


Gong exercise demonstration


An older couple from the US watched
the performance attentively and was shocked at the persecution in China. “This
is a disaster. The whole world should know it.”

“Today is the fourteenth anniversary
of Falun Dafa's public introduction. It is a day that Heaven and Earth celebrate

Posting date: 16/May/2006
article date: 16/May/2006

Category: Events


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