On June 22nd, 2008, Swedish Falun Gong practitioners went to Vasa Museet, a famous place of interest in Stockholm, to practise the Falun Gong exercises together and raise awareness about Falun Gong and the persecution among local people and tourists from all over the world.
|Practising the fifth exercise of Falun Gong||Tourists read exhibition boards|
|Signing the petition condemning the persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP||New practitioners learn the Falun Gong exercises||Tourists read the exhibition boards|
Swedish Falun Gong practitioners have been using their weekends in order to have more people know the facts about Falun Gong. Practitioners arrived before 10am to put up eye-catching banners and set up exhibition boards. They told people how Falun Gong has been spreading worldwide and then disclosed how innocent Falun Gong practitioners are being persecuted cruelly. At the same time, practitioners demonstrated the five Falun Gong exercises.
A special Issue of the “Epoch Times” newspaper was well received by tourists from mainland China. On hearing the news that “The CCP Consul General in New York admitted having instigated the violence (against Falun Gong practitioners) in Flushing (New York)”, people, one after another, approached and asked for newspapers to see how the matter was.
After reading the Special Issue, an experienced tourist guide was extremely happy and said, “Can you give me more copies of your newspapers? I will put them on the coach. They will read them in a while; actually they are all eager to read them. Thank you very much!”
At this moment, a man said in low voice, “We dare not read them because they are Falun Gong’s newspaper!” “Ah, Falun Gong! Please give one to me, I love reading something about Falun Gong”, said a young lady with pleasure and took a newspaper with her. At the same time, two men beside her came back and asked a practitioner: “Can we also have one? We want to read them, too.” The three young people left with satisfaction.
Another tourist guide from south of China told her guests in a loud voice: “This newspaper is very good and you all come and read it!”
Five Chinese ladies did not dare to take newspapers. On seeing that their companions took an “Epoch Times” with them and sat on stone benches reading it, they also couldn’t help coming to the front of the exhibition boards. While reading, they were talking about it in low voice. A practitioner walked forward and told them the truth about Falun Gong and the spring tide of quitting the CCP and its associated organisations. They were thinking without speaking while quietly listening to her. As if he had found a priceless treasure, a young man took a copy of the “Nine Commentaries on Communist Party,” put it into his pocket and left.
With encouragement, a lady from Taiwan told the practitioners loudly, “Come on! You will win! There are many people in Taiwan practising Falun Gong, I am for you!”
More than two hours passed quickly. On this day, many people asked the practitioners about detailed information about Falun Gong. People kept on signing the petition calling for an end of the CCP’s persecution of these good people who believe in “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.”