Illinois: Introducing Falun Gong at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

September 06, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Illinois

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Illinois introduced the facts of Falun Gong to local residents and Chinese students at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival on August 28-29, 2015.

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Falun Gong practitioners at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival 2015

One young woman from China was reading the Falun Gong display boards. A Falun Gong practitioner told her about the benefits of Falun Gong, and the brutal persecution in China, including the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) crime of harvesting organs from living practitioners. This saddened the woman. She took some introductory materials with her to read, and said that she would find out more information from the Internet, and quit the communist organizations.

Three Chinese students decided to quit the communist organizations on the spot, after they learned the facts about the persecution. More Chinese people learned about the persecution, and told practitioners that they wished Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Communist Party, would be arrested soon. They wished the practitioners great success.

Many local residents showed great support for the practitioners. One woman was upset upon hearing about the persecution. She said she couldn’t understand the irrational conduct of the CCP. Upon hearing that the practitioner’s family member in China had been thrown into prison for practicing Falun Gong, she showed great concern, and told the practitioner to be careful. She welcomed the practitioner to this country of freedom.

Many people expressed interest in learning the Falun Gong exercises, and left their contact information. Excited to see meditation pictures on the display boards, one woman started copying the meditation gestures. She asked Falun Gong practitioners for introductory materials, and left her contact information so that she could learn more.

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