Munich Residents: Action Needed to Stop the Persecution

November 13, 2016 | By Minghui correspondent Li Xinci

( Nearly one thousand Falun Gong practitioners marched in Munich, Germany on November 5, 2016 to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, including killing practitioners for their organs.

The march last nearly three hours. It began from Odeonsplatz and passed by several landmark buildings and main streets before arriving at Max-Joseph Square. The march attracted the attention of many local residents and tourists, including some Chinese.

Signature Drive to End the Persecution of Falun Gong in China is Held in Germany’s Black Forest

October 19, 2016 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Germany

( Falun Gong practitioners held a signature drive on October 15, 2016 in Villingen-Schwenningen, a German city in the Black Forest. The signature drive petition called for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

This old town has less than 100,000 population, but attracts 80,000 visitors annually, and many tourist groups from China have also flocked here in recent years, as it retains the historical attractions and cultural heritage of the medieval Austrian lordship.

A judge (right) signs the petition.

Two tourists from another country sign petition.

A police officer listens to a practitioner talk about Falun Gong and the persecution.

Police Officer: You’re Doing a Good Deed!

A police officer on duty came to the practitioners’ booth and said that she had expected it to be noisy because the permit was for a protest: protesting the persecution of Falun Gong in China. She didn’t expect that a protest would be so quiet. The exercise music was gentle and soothing, and discussions between Falun Gong practitioners and passersby were in low voices. People passing by to sign the petition showing support were in a continuous stream.

Encountering such a peaceful protest was a surprise for the police officer. She said she had never seen such a peaceful protest before.

She said it’s right that practitioners tell people about the forced organ harvesting atrocities in China. “You’re doing a good deed!” she said.

A Swiss Couple Shocked by Forced Organ Harvesting Atrocities in China

A couple from Switzerland learned about Falun Gong for the first time. They were outraged and signed the petition after they learned about the state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China.

The wife was shocked to learn that more than one million Falun Gong practitioners may have been killed for their organs by the Chinese Communist regime, according to the investigative results by a few independent investigators.

The husband said that if it is true, the Chinese Communist regime is the world’s top terrorist organization.

Local residents learn the facts and sign the petition

Local Residents: The Whole World Should Work Together to Stop Organ Harvesting

A local resident in his 60s said that people’s morality has slid down sharply nowadays, and their minds focus only on making money. “Such things as killing people and selling their organs for profit should not happen. The world is really finished if people have no morals.”

He also said that governments should stand up and say “No” to the forced organ harvesting atrocities. The whole world should work together to stop it.

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Category: Rallies & Protests

Frankfurt, Germany: Falun Dafa Group Inspires and Informs at the Parade of Cultures

July 01, 2016 | By Minghui correspondent De Xiang

( 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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Category: Other Community Events