(Minghui.org) During the Chinese New Year festivities, Liverpool’s Chinatown was bustling with people celebrating this biggest Chinese holiday. Chinese lion and dragons dances could be seen everywhere.
On Chinese New Year’s Day, January 22, practitioners held an event to let people know about Falun Dafa and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted it for 23 years and called for their help to end the persecution.
Liverpool was one of the first cities in Great Britain to have a Chinatown, and it attracts many visitors every year. The Falun Dafa booth and activities attracted the attention of many people. Over 4,000 truth-clarification fliers were distributed to tourists within a matter of hours. People expressed their gratitude to practitioners by giving them a thumbs up. Many Chinese withdrew from the CCP and its youth organisations.
“It feels like home meeting you”
A group of Chinese students studying abroad took truth-clarification fliers. They said to practitioners, “It feels good to finally talk to you. We’d always avoid you in the past. Now, we’ve decided not to avoid you anymore.
“Your smiles have touched my heart. and it feels like home meeting you. I believe what you have said. I believe that Falun Dafa is good.” A practitioner wished them all the best and a Happy Chinese New Year. Some of the students bowed to practitioners while others decided to withdraw from the CCP organisations.
“You are admirable and we support you.”
A family of four who’d come to watch the Chinese lion dances passed by and saw practitioners busily handing out fliers. They waited patiently until someone handed the father a flier. He took it in both hands and said, “Oh, Falun Dafa! We’ve heard about it. Your persistence is admirable. You have been persisting in raising awareness of the persecution for many years. We support you.”
Three women from India accepted truth-clarification fliers. One of them asked her friends to take a picture of her at the booth. Practitioners were moved by their support.
A Chinese student, who spoke fluent Chinese and English, said to practitioners, “China has hope because of the existence of Falun Dafa practitioners.”
There are many examples of people supporting Falun Dafa. Practitioners were thanked over and over again. Many Chinese people also gave practitioners a thumbs up.
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