(Minghui.org) A community event called Trnava’s Market was held in Trnava, a city in western Slovakia, on October 15, 2022. After years of interruption due to the pandemic, the Falun Gong booth rejoined the event this year.

Trnava’s Market aims to enrich the city’s cultural life and give people the chance to encounter some interesting booths and businesses. People saw exercise demonstrations at the Falun Gong booth and learned more about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution.

Two passersby (right) try the Falun Gong exercises
Demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises at Trnava’s Market on October 1, 2022

Mark, a visitor at the market, approached a practitioner who was handing out flyers and said that he admired the practitioners’ efforts to raise awareness of the CCP’s persecution. He had heard about Falun Gong and the persecution in China from a friend. He signed the petition calling to stop the CCP’s persecution.

Miss Nicola from Trnava signed the petition to help stop the persecution. She had stopped by the booth to ask how she could help change things. She explained why the topic was also important in Slovakia. Before she left, she took a photo with a Falun Gong flyer in her hand to express her support for the practitioners’ efforts.

Miss Nicola supports Falun Gong.

Two passersby stopped in front of the booth and decided to try the Falun Gong exercises. They did four sets of Falun Gong exercises, and one of them said that her hands and shoulders felt really good. They also expressed interest in participating in the soon-to-be-launched group practice site in Trnawa.


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.

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