(Minghui.org) Practitioners in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria (one of the Canary Islands), gather near the Las Arenas Shopping Centre every Friday to introduce Falun Dafa to locals and tourists. They demonstrate the exercises and hand out fliers containing information on the health benefits of the practice and information about the 24-year-long persecution of Falun Dafa in China.

People sign the petition condemning the Chinese communist regime’s ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa.

Las Palmas is a beautiful island city with pleasant weather year round. It is not only a tourist destination, but also where people who are looking for a new life relocate. Many have come from Africa.

Several immigrants from Africa walked by the practitioners’ table on January 12, 2024. The information on the posters exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa caught their attention. A practitioner explained why they were collecting signatures on a petition. The practitioner told them what Falun Dafa is and why the CCP persecutes it.

She also told them how the regime systemically harvests organs from practitioners who were incarcerated for not renouncing their faith, and that signatures on the petition will help end the atrocity. One of them, who understood more Spanish, helped explain to the others about the ongoing persecution. When they understood that their signatures could help end the persecution, they all signed.

African immigrants sign the petition urging the Chinese communist regime to end the persecution of Falun Dafa.

A father and daughter came to the practitioners’ table. The father signed the petition and then explained to his daughter what happened to practitioners in China. “I want to help. Can I sign?” the girl asked. After getting her father’s approval, the girl carefully signed her name on the petition.

A girl signs the petition.

A young man signed the petition without hesitation after he learned how the practitioners in China suffer in the persecution. He said he was interested in learning the exercises and the principles of Falun Dafa. After he wrote down where he could learn the exercises, he thanked the practitioners and said that he would definitely come.

The practitioners handed out Falun Dafa fliers to passersby. They told people the health benefits of the practice, and about the ongoing persecution in China. Nearly every person they talked to signed the petition.