I would like to share my understanding about the recent, unreasonable detention of Dafa practitioners in Paris.
When we were sitting inside a police car, my husband (not a practitioner) and I felt a bit resentful. A practitioner from the United States reminded me that, as practitioners, we needed to stay calm so that we could clarify the truth to the police. If our hearts are moved or if we start to get angry, how can we expect everyday people to remain peaceful and listen to us clarify the truth ?
After returning to Germany, I felt that this was an opportunity for the media to expose the evil. However, my mind was still filled with a strong intention of having the newspapers to demand justice for us when we were on the way to the first newspaper office. Therefore, after I finished describing what had happened to us in Paris the editor said, “This is not the place to file a complaint. You would be better off going to the French Consulate. We are just a local newspaper, and we are not the place where an international event such as yours can be resolved. Furthermore, detention for four hours is almost nothing. Some people were put in custody for forty hours!” At that time, I did not know what else I could say.
After leaving the newspaper office, I realised immediately that what the editor had said perfectly reflected my mind .
After realizing this, I adjusted my attitude and paid a visit to two additional newspapers. The response from both these papers was completely different. One newspaper made an appointment to interview both my husband and myself to learn about the entire process of the unreasonable detention of practitioners in Paris. They also showed great interest in the photos we took of activities in Paris. The second newspaper agreed to publish our account as well as photographs.
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