Falun Gong practitioners performed outside the Nanzhuang Visitor Centre in Miaoli County, Taiwan, on November 10, 2018, to promote the practice and raise awareness of the ongoing persecution in China.
The Flag and Drum Troupe of NTD Television in Taiwan and the Waist Drum Troupe of Miaoli County performed. Tourists and local residents attracted by the performances also heard about Falun Gong’s health benefits and the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
Many people also learned about the CCP’s atrocities of organ harvesting from living practitioners, and signed a petition supporting the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin. Jiang is the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and instigated the now almost two-decade-long persecution of Falun Gong.
The practitioners’ activities received warm feedback and support from local people and tourists.
Practitioners also went to local businesses to collect signatures. A tourist from mainland China overheard a practitioner speaking to a business owner about Falun Gong. The tourist told the business owner, “What he said is so true! Organ harvesting is still happening. The Communist Party is wicked!”
The Flag and Drum Troupe was the first performance and earned waves of applause from the crowd that had gathered. The Waist Drum Troupe of Miaoli County then performed a vigorous drum dance. Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises and many people in the audience followed along, mimicking their exercise movements.
The host spoke to the audience about how Falun Gong benefits individuals and society, about the practice’s wide spread around the world, and about the persecution practitioners face under the CCP in China.
Many audience members went to the signature collection booth to sign their names in support of the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin. In some cases, entire families signed the petition after hearing about the persecution. Many people told the practitioners manning the booth that Jiang Zemin should be brought to justice.
After speaking with a practitioner, one young man showed his support by also encouraging his friends to sign the petition.
An audio equipment sponsor helped practitioners by also acting as their sound technician during the performances. He signed the petition and praised the Falun Gong practitioners, saying they were the best group he had seen.
Practitioners collected close to 1000 signatures during the activities. Many tourists told practitioners that they were happy to experience the beauty of Falun Gong first-hand, and quite a number told practitioners they wanted to learn the exercises.