London: Learning about the Persecution of Falun Gong at St. Martin’s Place

September 02, 2015 | by Minghui corespondent Tang Xiuming

( Renowned attractions such as the National Portrait Gallery and St. Martin’s Place have always attracted many tourists from the UK and other places all over the world. When practitioners came here again over the weekend as they normally do, a large number of passersby learned about the practice and the severe suppression in China.

Practitioners doing the exercises and telling people about Falun Gong at St. Martin’s Place

Writer: If We Ignore It, We Could Become the Next Victim

Peter and Christina, husband and wife, are both writers, and saw the practitioners as they walked with their friend Robert. “We are long time residents of London and we have seen your protest in front of the Chinese Embassy,” said Peter, “You are doing great and please keep it up.”

“Because this issue [the persecution] involves basic human rights, even the United Nations should pay attention to it. As long as you keep working at it, you will succeed in the end.” He continued.

Christina thinks atrocities like live organ harvesting from living people should concern everyone, “We have to take action to stop it. If we ignore it, we could become the next victim.”

In addition to accepting materials from practitioners, Peter asked for another copy for his friends. Robert, a painter, wished practitioners success, “I hope this situation will end soon.”

Writer Christina, her husband, and their friend signing petitions.

Medical Professional: Live Organ Harvesting Is Horrible

Medical professional Joy and her husband stopped by the posters that displayed torture methods practitioners had experienced. They signed petitions and talked with practitioners.

John had heard about the persecution before, but this was the first time he knew about organ harvesting from living practitioners. “Why does the Chinese communist treat Falun Gong so badly?” He asked.

One practitioner explained the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its beginning to various political campaigns such as the Cultural Revolution and the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. “The CCP did these things to strengthen its rule. But these crimes against humanity have cost tens of millions of lives.”

Both Joy and John agreed that these tragedies should not have happened in the first place. “Especially live organ harvesting—it is horrible!” said Joy.

A Chinese man signs petition to support practitioners.

I Saw Your Group as Soon as I Thought About Doing Meditation

Rose from Mexico said she knew about Falun Gong and had watched the dance drama “Monkey King” performed by Shen Yun Performing Arts three months ago.

“I spent most of my time in Venezuela and I am just back to London to visit my daughter.” Because she had to stay here for six months, she thought about doing meditation, which was practiced by many people back in Mexico and Venezuela. “Interestingly, I saw your group as soon as I thought about doing meditation.”

Rose from Mexico said she was interested in doing the meditation.

Upon hearing about group meditation at Regent’s Park, Rose said she would go next weekend. “It’s a chaotic world with many problems. I believe the peaceful mediation you are doing is important for all of us.”

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Category: Other Community Events

Falun Dafa Taught Me to Be a Good Person

September 02, 2015 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner from Liaoning Province, China

( I have been a rickshaw driver for more than 10 years. Many people think that it is a hard job that earns little money, but I enjoy it and am happy to serve others.

One day in the winter of 2012, a woman in her 50s asked if I could take her 88-year-old father to the hospital. I said I could as long as a family member accompanied him.

I took the elderly man to the hospital three days in a row during the coldest time of the year.

On one of those cold nights, the woman called and said her father refused to stay longer in the hospital and wanted to go home. She had called several taxis and rickshaws, but no one wanted to give a ride to an elderly person who was sick.

The practice of Falun Dafa teaches me to always consider others first. Without hesitation, I went to the hospital to pick up the elderly man. When I showed up, the family members were pleasantly surprised, “You came in such cold weather!”

When we arrived at the elderly man’s home, he said, “We will pay you an extra 10 yuan!”

I replied, “I won’t take extra money. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. My Master teaches us to be good people. We are not like what the Communist Party says on TV.”

The next day the daughter saw me and said, “My father was so happy yesterday. He kept mentioning how kind you were. You took him home in the cold weather, and didn’t even take the extra money he offered. I told my father that Falun Dafa practitioners do not take extra money!”

I only charged five yuan for the three-mile trip that night because I give a discount to repeat customers.

At a different time, I had spent two hours to deliver materials for an insurance company. When I finished, the manager asked how much he should pay me.

When I told him 30 yuan, the manager said, “Other people would ask for 150 yuan to make deliveries for a company! You are such an honest person!”

I replied, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I charge the same rate no matter if it is a company or a person.”

The manager insisted that the company pay me 100 yuan. Afterwards, the insurance company always asked me to make deliveries for them.

I do not charge high prices, but I still earn more money than other rickshaw drivers. Thanks to Falun Dafa, I am strong and healthy.

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Category: Improving Oneself

Many People Are Changing Their Attitude Towards Falun Gong

September 02, 2015 | By a practitioner in Heilongjiang Province, China

( As Falun Gong practitioners continue to file criminal charges against Jiang Zemin for his role in the persecution and make people aware of the facts, many are changing their attitude towards Falun Gong.

Niece Would Have Practiced Falun Gong if It Weren’t for Jiang

A practitioner had dinner with her sister and niece recently. When the niece asked the practitioner what she has been doing, the practitioner replied, “I am filing a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin. More than 140,000 people have already filed lawsuits against him.”

“I want to file a complaint against Jiang,” the niece said. “I would have practiced Falun Gong if it weren’t for him. When I was seven years old, I used to watch my parents doing the exercises and I copied their hand movements. I thought it was very good. But then a few strangers came to my home in 1999. They shouted at and arrested my parents. I was scared. They extorted 2000 yuan from my parents before releasing them. I still remember it vividly. Please tell me how to sue Jiang.”

We Were Allowed to Leave When They Saw We Were Falun Gong Practitioners

My father, a practitioner couple and I went to a town to distribute Falun Gong informational materials and hang up small banners. We parked our motorcycles in front of a house that had a wall.

After we had finished and went back to the motorcycles we heard one man say, “We have surveillance monitors here. Nobody can get past without us seeing them.”

The practitioner’s husband and I went to pick up the motorcycles. As we were about to leave, a man rushed over and shouted, “Who are you? What are you doing here?” The practitioner told him, “We are Falun Gong practitioners and have been distributing informational materials.” He then showed the man some of the banners.

“Lawsuit against Jiang Zemin,” the man read on one of the banners. “You are Falun Gong practitioners. You can go.”

We were pleased that he let us go on to our next destination to put up posters.

Elderly Man Is Waiting for the Day Jiang Is Brought to Justice

My father and I attended a marriage ceremony on August 7, 2015, in a village where we used to live. We stayed overnight and chatted with old neighbors.

They knew that we practiced Falun Gong and talked to us about a banner reading “global lawsuit against Jiang Zemin” that they saw in the village. My father showed people his complaint letter against Jiang and told them that more than 140,000 people had taken legal action against Jiang already.

The bride looked at the complaint letter and said loudly, “Sue him. He must be brought to justice!”

An elderly man asked my father in a low voice, “Will this work?”

“Sure it will,” my father replied. “It’s a celestial phenomenon. The lawsuit will begin soon.”

“I am waiting for the day!” the man said excitedly.

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Category: People in China Awaken to the Truth