(Minghui.org) Located in the Caribbean, the overseas French region of Guadeloupe has a Falun Dafa group exercise site. Practitioners often go to Roseau Beach in Capesterre-Belle-Eau to do the exercises throughout the year.
After a practitioner told staff at a local community center about Falun Dafa, the Falun Dafa Association in Guadeloupe was invited to introduce the practice at the center every Friday. Many people came to the center’s function room during the first session on November 4, 2022. One practitioner demonstrated the exercises while another corrected the attendees’ movements.
Most of those who attended were retirees, and they were very enthusiastic about improving their bodies and minds. Some said they felt warm when they did the exercises. During the break, practitioners told them how the practice has been brutally suppressed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The students were surprised and disturbed to hear how practitioners have been mistreated for their belief, including having their organs harvested against their will.
On December 8, the community centre again invited practitioners to teach the exercises at a hotel in La Sarde. Many people were very interested in learning the practice.
City officials in Guadeloupe also heard about the benefits of Falun Dafa. On “Natural and Sustainable Wellness Day,” November 20, the city of Morne-à-l’Eau invited practitioners to teach exercises on Babin Beach.
The clay of Babin Beach is well known for its therapeutic properties and attracts locals and tourists alike. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., practitioners told people about Falun Dafa and demonstrated the exercises. Some people had never heard about the practice or the ongoing suppression in China. They hoped everyone could have the freedom to practice the “beautiful exercises.”
When Morne-à-l’Eau Mayor Jean Bardail and his assistant came in the afternoon, a practitioner told them about the practice and how it is persecuted in China. The mayor seemed pleased to be given a Falun Dafa pamphlet and a copy of Minghui Weekly. He encouraged practitioners to come to the beach every day to teach people the exercises. “We have lots of people here, especially on Sundays,” he said.
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 killed to supply China’s organ transplant industry.
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