July 01, 2016 | By Minghui correspondent De Xiang
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners joined the “Parade der Kulturen” (Parade of Cultures) in Frankfurt, Germany on June 25, 2016. Launched 2003, this years’ event featured over 70 groups showcasing a vast array of traditions.
In addition to a colorful float and lively performances by the Divine Land Marching Band, the Falun Dafa contingent featured a section that informed the public about the persecution in China. Spectators showed appreciation and support.
The Divine Land Marching Band led the Falun Dafa group in the parade.
Practitioners demonstrate the meditation on the float.
Practitioners carry the portraits of some of the over 4,000 practitioners in China who died as a result of torture in police custody.
Spectators: Important to Expose the Brutality
Cornelia Merscher, a website content editor from Hanover, said it is important to expose the brutality of the Communist Party, because many people do not know what is happening in China today. She said that organ harvesting from living Falun Dafa practitioners must be stopped.
Cornelia Merscher from Hanover said she supports Falun Dafa.
Local resident Wolfgang Schreiber was saddened by the brutal suppression of the peaceful Falun Dafa group in China. He asked for several blank petition forms so as to collect more signatures from his friends and family. He said public awareness is the first step for more people to take action to stop this atrocity.
Therse Wojcik from Western Germany said she liked the Divine Land Marchng Band very much. Having grown up in Poland, she said she knows well of the Communist Party’s brutal nature. She encouraged practitioners to tell more people about the persecution in China.
Support from Chinese Tourists
A large number of Chinese tourists visit Frankfurt every day.
A young Chinese couple who live in London said they were impressed by the Falun Dafa group’s procession, especially the marching band. The husband said they had heard about Falun Dafa back in the UK and he supports practitioners’ efforts to stop the persecution.
Practitioners distribute information at the parade.
Chinese tourists watching the Falun Dafa performance.
Dobo, a Tibetan who had signed a petition previously calling to end the persecution in China, signed another petition that supports the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese dictator, for persecuting Falun Dafa. Growing up in Qinghai, he never saw his father, who died as a result of torture by the Chinese communist regime. “Jiang is the worst, rotten to the core,” he said.
Dobo asked a practitioner for the location of the nearest group practice site, because he also wants to improve his health through this ancient practice.
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