September 19, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Zhao Lin
(Minghui.org) Since its launch in 2004, the annual Ormeau Lions Fair has attracted thousands of people every year and is now the largest community event in the region. Falun Gong practitioners joined the festivities this year, for the third time, on September 5 and 6.
Practitioners demonstrate Falun Gong exercises during the Ormeau Lions Fair in Gold Coast, Australia.
Impressed by the gentle meditation and handmade paper lotus flowers, which represented peace and purity, many people came up to learn more information. “I really love these flowers!” exclaimed a young woman. “They are so pretty. And the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is something that goes to your heart.”
Upon hearing about the severe suppression of Falun Gong in China, a large number of attendees signed petitions calling to stop the brutality. “Harvesting organs from living practitioners? It’s insane, and it must stop,” said John, who came to see the fair.
Practitioners give out handmade paper lotus flowers.
One woman signs a petition to support practitioners’ peaceful resistance to the suppression by communist authorities in China.
Michael, who does martial arts as a hobby, had heard about Falun Gong in the past and how it is persecuted in China. He asked why practitioners would risk their safety and even their lives for a meditation practice. One practitioner told him how the practice changed her to a new person, both physically and mentally.
Another practitioner talked about his permanent knee injury, which occurred during wrestling many years earlier. His knee fully recovered after he began to practice Falun Gong.
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