(Minghui.org) For three consecutive Saturdays around Chinese New Year, Falun Dafa practitioners set up a booth and banners on Sendlinger Street to promote the practice and expose the ongoing persecution in China.
They told passersby about how for two decades the Chinese regime brutally persecuted Falun Dafa, systemically harvested practitioners’ organs while they were alive, and incarcerated them for refusing to renounce their faith.
Many people signed the petition demanding that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) end the persecution and the atrocity of organ harvesting. A student said that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the principles of Falun Dafa, should be practiced everywhere.
Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises near their booth on January 21, 28, and February 4, 2023. The soothing music and their peaceful movements drew the attention of many people, who stopped to talk. Many signed the petition and demanded that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) end the 23-year-long persecution of Falun Dafa in China.
Passersby Sign Petition to End the Persecution
Ms. Susanne Müller, a computer specialist, said, “(The movements) attracted my attention as they seemed peaceful. The practitioners seemed to be surrounded by a wonderful and profound atmosphere.” About the ongoing persecution in China, she said that it was sad that the CCP banned people from practicing Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. “It makes me speechless, because the principles represent what it takes to be human.” She signed the petition to support the practitioners’ effort to end the persecution.
Dr. Edgar Widmann saw the banners exposing the CCP’s systematic organ harvesting from living practitioners. He went to the booth and asked to sign the petition, “I read about it and don’t know what else I can do to stop it besides signing the petition. Perhaps my signature will help. (Organ harvesting) should absolutely not exist!
“I believe that it is excellent that practitioners expose (these crimes). (Live organ harvesting) is going too far.”
When he learned that the CCP has persecuted the practitioners in China for the past 23 years, he said, “From the perspective of mankind, this should not have happened. Apparently the CCP fears the practice and feels it has to suppress it.”
Organ Harvesting Is Inhumane
Ms. Kühn and her grandson walked by the practitioners’ booth and she stopped to talk to them. After learning about the atrocities of organ harvesting, she said, “I oppose such inhumane conduct.”
She said that Falun Dafa’s principles are “truly wonderful.”
Principles Should Be Practiced Everywhere
A group of middle school students, after talking to the practitioners, signed the petition. Sebastian said that he enjoyed watching the practitioners do the exercises because it gave him a peaceful feeling. He had a hard time believing that the CCP banned people from practicing Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. “Such great principles should be practiced everywhere,” he said.
He and his friends accepted the fliers and paper lotus flowers from the practitioners and left with smiles on their faces.
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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