(Minghui.org) Practitioners held an event in Zacatelco, a town in the state of Tlaxcala in central Mexico on September 11. They demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises, handed out information and told people about the 23 year long persecution of Falun Dafa in China.
The practitioners demonstrated the exercises on Zacatelo’s main square and introduced the practice to the public. Many people learned the exercises and asked where the nearest practice site was.
Local resident Juan was appalled that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned people from practicing Falun Dafa. He and the other people that talked to practitioners thanked them for letting them know about the issue.
Sarah loved the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She asked some questions and then started to learn the exercises. She said that it was great to be able to practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Accompanied by her husband and children, a woman watched the practitioners’ exercise demonstration and took photos. She said that she was happy to learn that practicing Falun Dafa can help people improve their character. She said that she would learn more about Falun Dafa by browsing the Internet.
A passerby was happy to know that learning Falun Dafa was free of charge and that the practice helped resolve illness and helped one keep fit. He said he would learn the exercises by going to a group practice site nearby.
The practitioners also presented a waist drum performance at the event.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide.
Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organisation with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.