June 11, 2021 | By a Minghui correspondent in Italy
Falun Gong practitioners introduced the meditation discipline in Thiene in the northern Italian province of Vicenza on May 29, 2021. Local residents learned the Falun Gong exercises and about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong for the past 22 years.
Falun Gong practitioners introduced the history, principles and benefits of Falun Gong to people who participated in the event. As the exercise instruction video was played, two practitioners repeated the exercise movements in slow motion, so that the participants could follow easily. Other practitioners helped correct people’s movements.
The local residents were thankful to practitioners for their efforts and were happy to take the paper lotus flowers that practitioners shared with them. Many people signed a petition calling for the Italian Government to help stop the CCP’s persecution, especially its harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
A woman expressed her deep gratitude to Falun Gong practitioners for their volunteer work. She said that she had learned a lot from the event. She signed the petition and bought two Falun Gong books, including the main book, Zhuan Falun.
Some attendees said that they wanted to continue doing the exercises and took information about the time and location of local group exercises.
“Even though not everyone will start doing cultivation practice immediately, I hope everyone here today will benefit from the information, because the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are truly helpful,” an organizer of the event said.
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