German Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in the German town of Ritterhude. Many tourists were horrified after looking at posters and fliers about the state sponsored, although carefully concealed, forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners that is happening in China, just before the start of the Beijing Olympics.
One couple had already received information in another city about the organ thefts occurring in China. They were happy to meet Falun Gong practitioners in the town of Ritterhude. Two weeks earlier, they had encountered the Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR) in Berlin. The HRTR is being sponsored by the international human rights organisation CIPFG (Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong), which is composed of more than 300 politicians, scientists, lawyers, journalists and former Olympic athletes, in addition to human rights activists from various countries. The HRTR is calling for a boycott of the 2008 Olympics in China, a country where the most vile and brutal human rights violations are routinely practised. They demand an immediate end to the persecution of Falun Gong and to forced organ harvesting from living, illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners in labour camps.
Just like the happy couple, another citizen of Ritterhude was glad to see the practitioners again. He had learned to do the exercises two to three years ago and started to practise then. Before leaving, he promised to call and said that he still had all the books.
Two ladies were planning to attend group Falun Gong practice in nearby Bremen. They had become interested in the gentle but powerful exercises after they learned more about the true cultivation practice called Falun Gong. They heard about the free teachings, about its roots in prehistoric times and the underlying cosmic principles of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance.
There were also some children who had learned the exercises at an information booth last year and were happy to be able to try them again. One little girl was sitting in the lotus position and practised the meditation exercise, looking very peaceful despite loud music all around her.
Originally published in German at http://de.clearharmony.net/articles/200709/39603.html
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