(Minghui.org) Practitioners in São Paulo, the most populous city in Brazil, held an event in Brás on January 12 to introduce Falun Dafa. In addition to demonstrating the exercises, they displayed banners and posters to tell passersby about the practice and the ongoing persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They also distributed materials such as Minghui Weekly and went to local stores to share information about Falun Dafa.

Practitioners in São Paulo held an event in the district of Brás on January 12, 2024.


Learning Facts and Rejecting the CCP Propaganda

The district of Brás is a heavy industrial area, and many factories and warehouses are located there. It is also known as a center of textile manufacturing. Since São Paulo is the most populous city outside of Asia and the world’s 4th largest city by population, many Chinese people travel to these commercial wholesale centers to do business. There are so many Chinese people in some areas that they have become “Chinatowns.” Due to the CCP’s defamatory propaganda, however, many Chinese people are brainwashed and hostile towards practitioners.

To help them learn the real story of Falun Dafa, some practitioners come here almost every day to distribute Minghui Weekly along with other materials. They tell people about the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa and how the CCP made up lies such as the staged self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square to slander the practice. They tell people how the CCP killed millions of Chinese in its various political campaigns and offer to help Chinese people quit the CCP organisations to avoid being implicated in the regime’s crimes.

The situation began to change as practitioners continued their efforts over the years. Some local residents changed, from turning down materials to telling practitioners, “Please bring whatever materials you have and I will read all of them.” When some people argue with practitioners and repeat the CCP’s lies, other residents sometimes step forward to stop them, saying, “The CCP has made up countless lies to deceive people. We cannot believe them. Falun Dafa was wronged!”

Practitioners wish their founder, Master Li, a Happy Chinese New Year.


Store Staff Members Learn the Facts

While they walk on the streets to distribute information and tell people about Falun Dafa, practitioners play Falun Dafa music. Many passersby are curious and ask for materials. When newly arrived immigrants from China see Falun Dafa practitioners offering materials and they hear the music, some are shocked and are interested in learning more.

One Brazilian who works in a store owned by a Chinese said the store owner told her practicing Falun Dafa would drive one crazy. She asked if this was true. The practitioner told her Falun Dafa is practiced in over 100 countries due to its great physical and mental benefits. Before the CCP suppressed the practice in 1999, about 100 million people in China practiced Falun Dafa.

“But the totalitarian CCP regime wants to control people’s minds and could not tolerate the popularity of this spiritual discipline,” explained the practitioner. “Using the CCP-controlled media, it fabricated all kinds of lies to defame Falun Dafa and even some people in the Western countries do not know what is going on.” Employees in the store seemed grateful to learn the real situation and they all accepted materials.

One security guard previously had a negative opinion of Falun Dafa. Practitioners explained to him in detail about Falun Dafa, its benefits, and the persecution in China. He said, “I’m sorry. I did not know these things in the past since some Chinese businessmen kept saying negative things about Falun Dafa.” He added that he was glad he finally talked with a practitioner about this.

Practitioners went to a small city park in the afternoon and did the exercises. The serene music and gentle exercise movements attracted passersby, and people took pictures or videos and read the materials. When drivers stopped and waited for the traffic light they asked for information about Falun Dafa.

Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises.