Denmark: Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in The People's Meeting “Folkemødet”

Falun Gong practitioners participated in The People's Meeting “Folkemødet” held in Bronholm, Denmark on June 16-19, 2016. This is a unique platform where politicians meet citizens, business people, and organizations to debate current political issues. It is a large gathering of political parties, cultural groups and organizations, and large companies. It was estimated there were about 3,000 events and approximately 100,000 people at this year’s meeting.

This was the second time that practitioners participated in the event. They demonstrated the exercises, collected signatures, and raised awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate the exercises on stage

Denmark Prime Minister spoke on the main stage on the afternoon of June 17. Immediately after his speech, the melodious music of Falun Gong was heard in the main venue. Five practitioners demonstrated the exercises on the “freedom speech” stage at the main venue. One practitioner introduced the practice to the audience. The event host arranged perfect timing to support Falun Gong by having the practitioners follow the Prime Minister’s speech.

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate the sitting meditation A visitor learns the practice on site

Valdemar, an undergraduate student, visited China and is interested in Chinese culture. He did not hear about Falun Gong in China. He stepped forward to ask for more information about the practice on June 17 when passing by. A practitioner told him, “Falun Gong is a traditional practice that originated in China. It teaches people to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good. It is beneficial to both mind and body.” He said happily, “I want to practice Falun Gong!”

When hearing about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) atrocity of live organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, he immediately signed the petition to help stop the crimes.

Undergraduate student Valdemar said, “I want to practise Falun Gong”

Tina is a student in Copenhagen Medical School. She and her two companions passed by the Falun Gong booth, where she felt strong energy. They paused to watch the practitioners' exercise demonstration. A practitioner introduced them to the practice and asked, “Would you like to try?”

They sat down and learned the sitting meditation. They imitated the practitioner's hand gestures, and excitedly learned the practice.

The event-goers talk with Falun Gong practitioners and sign the petition calling for stopping the CCP's live organ harvesting

“Hello, do you remember me?” asked a reporter passing by the Falun Gong booth. He greeted the practitioners warmly like friends. “Do you remember? I went to the Kings Park to interview you.” He was a reporter from Denmark TV DR station who interviewed Falun Gong practitioners years ago. He currently works for another media company. Hearing that the CCP still persecutes Falun Gong, he said, “Don't forget me when you have important information. I will speak out for you.”

Suncica is from Bosnia, and spent two years in China learning the Chinese language. She was shocked upon hearing about the CCP's live organ harvesting. She asked urgently, “How can I help?” She signed the petition on table right away.

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