Denmark: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Activities Opposing the Persecution (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 17, 2010, Falun Gong practitioners in Denmark held various activities, showing the general public the beauty of Falun Dafa and appealing to people to see the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and help to stop the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
Falun Gong practitioners in Denmark protest peacefully at the Chinese Embassy
Practitioners gathered in the morning at the Chinese Embassy in Denmark, peacefully protesting the Chinese Communist regime's eleven-year-long persecution of Falun Gong. They displayed banners reading, "Falun Dafa is Good" and "Stop Persecuting Falun Gong Immediately," and displayed posters describing the spread of Falun Dafa around the world and exposing the Chinese Communist regime's brutal persecution of Falun Gong. During the protest, practitioners also demonstrated Falun Gong exercises. Many passers-by were moved by peaceful and solemn manners displayed by practitioners. They expressed their heartfelt respect to the practitioners' perseverance in clarifying the truth.
Wearing a yellow Falun Gong T-shirt, Bauer Christine Anderson, a Danish gentleman in his eighties, came to the Chinese Embassy early in the morning to help set up displays. He said, "As long as the Chinese Communist regime doesn't stop its persecution of Falun Gong, I will not stop my protest at the Chinese Embassy." Bauer started practicing Falun Gong in April 1999. Since 2002, Bauer and other Falun Gong practitioners have been protesting at the Chinese Embassy daily, regardless of the weather. His cultivation experience is a testimony to persistent efforts by local practitioners in exposing the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong and clarifying the truth.
Falun Gong practitioners in Denmark expose the persecution at City Hall Square in Copenhagen
People learn the facts about Falun Gong
In the afternoon, practitioners came to the largest Square in Copenhagen - the City Hall Square, to hold an activity. There they appealed to the general public, exposing the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party, hoping to stop the persecution of Falun Gong in China. During the activity, practitioners displayed banners such as "Falun Dafa is Good." Some practitioners also demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises accompanied by the peaceful exercise music. This attracted many people. At the same time, practitioners also reenacted some brutal torture methods used by the Chinese Communist regime against Falun Gong practitioners.
University lecturer Ms. Carona has greatly improved her physical and spiritual well being since beginning Falun Gong cultivation practice. She said that Falun Gong is the most important part of her life, "In China Falun Gong practitioners cannot freely practice Falun Gong. They cannot have their own belief. This is wrong. Here we have tourists from around the world. It is very important that we clarify the truth about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong to people. I hope all people around the world with justice stand together to resist and stop this most inhuman human rights abuse in history."
Summer is Copenhagen's peak tourism season. Among the tourists from around the world, many are from China. Some of the Chinese tourists initially don't dare accept materials about Falun Gong because they have been deceived by the slanderous propaganda by the Chinese Communist regime. After patient explanations by practitioners, they learn the truth about the Chinese Communist regime's brutal persecution of the practice. Some Chinese people clearly recognized the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party and announced their withdrawal from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. A tourist in his sixties from China repeatedly listened to practitioners explain the facts and said, "I know Falun Gong very well in China. You Falun Gong practitioners abroad are very remarkable. I admire you for everything you do. You are truly remarkable."
Diego Basile is from Italy. He is a lecturer in economics. Basile said that he heard about Falun Gong in Italy and strongly supports the peaceful and rational activities held by practitioners to oppose the persecution. He wanted to donate some money to support Falun Gong at the event, but was politely turned down by practitioners. Basile and his girlfriend signed the petition supporting Falun Gong's campaign to end the persecution. Basile said, "I have been concerned with the effect of capitalism and the dictatorial Communist regime on Chinese people. I think the most terrible thing is that the rapid economic development in China made the Italian government blind to the human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist regime. When I signed the petition to support Falun Gong's effort against the persecution, I felt much better. I pray for the Falun Gong practitioners who are tortured in the Chinese prisons."
After learning about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist regime, a French gentleman who lives in Denmark was shocked. He lived in Thailand once and also had been to China. He is very concerned with China's development, especially its human rights problems. As a westerner who grew up in a democratic society, he couldn't comprehend the deceitful propaganda disseminated around the world by the Chinese Communist regime. He also couldn't imagine how the regime brutally persecutes its own people, especially to a group of people whose belief is Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He said that it is very difficult for him to learn about the real lives of Chinese people due to the pervasive propaganda on China's Central TV (CCTV). He was very pleased to see the free media introduced to him by practitioners.
Mr. Lu is a freelance reporter who grew up in Denmark. His understanding of Falun Gong is limited to the slanderous propaganda from the Chinese media. After Falun Gong practitioners told him in detail the facts about Falun Gong, he suddenly understood. Practitioners also patiently answered all of his questions. Mr. Lu said that he would study the materials given to him by the practitioners.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. The practice involves slow, gentle movements and meditation. It is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, and free of charge. Its principles are based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practice began in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China and then beyond. Its beneficial effects in uplifting an individual's physical, mental, and spiritual health, not to mention its positive influence in the community and society as a whole, have been undeniable. In fact, Falun Gong has been practiced by over 100 million people in 100 countries. The main works of Falun Gong are available in over 30 languages.
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Since the start of the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners throughout the world have been constantly speaking out about the truth of Falun Gong and exposing the CCP's crimes in a tireless effort to end the persecution.