Germany: Stories from the CHINA TIME Event in Hamburg

During the CHINA TIME event, which took place between September 13th and October 1st, practitioners held activities in downtown Hansestadt to expose the persecution of Falun Gong in China. CHINA TIME celebrated the city partnership between Hamburg and Shanghai.

Passersby could hear the soft Falun Gong exercise music as they approached. People stopped to find out was going on, ask questions and sign a petition condemning the persecution.

Falun Dafa is different

Many interested parties could be seen strolling alongside the Chinese booths, which were put up along the Alster River. One practitioner distributed many flyers to onlookers during a carnival procession of different ethnic groups wearing beautiful traditional costumes. The Parade of Cultures has been taking place annually for four years in Hamburg and is meant to bridge the divide between cultures.

Falun Gong has taken part in this parade since its inception. Many people who pass the Chinese booths, put up during CHINA TIME, have already received a flyer, a Falun Dafa bookmark, or are carrying a paper lotus flower made by practitioners.

A practitioner spoke over a loudspeaker about the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and one could see and hear the astonished reaction of the onlookers. A young woman told her friend who stood next to her, “Did you hear that the Party even murdered monks.” “Look at this! This is so different,” said another woman to the person next to her. “One should see this more often.”

When the fan dancers passed by, the vcomments changed. “Oh, these participated also last year. They are wearing beautiful dresses.” Other spectators who had never heard of Falun Gong watched spellbound at what they were seeing.

A practitioner exposes the crimes committed by the CCP
Practitioners dressed in white carry photos of those who were murdered

Chinese welcoming party gladly accept a copy of “The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party”

Falun Dafa practitioners held a solemn vigil nearby the hotel where Wen Jiabao was going to stay. At the same time, a specifically hired welcoming group of Chinese people joined the practitioners in front of the hotel. Some of the practitioners distributed “The Nine Commentaries of the Chinese Communist Party” to the group, which they accepted gladly.

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