Germany: People in Wuppertal Condemn the Persecution of Falun Dafa

Falun Dafa practitioners held activities in Wuppertal, located in North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany, on September 26, 2020. They demonstrated the exercises and collected signatures calling for an end to the persecution in China. Given the growing impact of the coronavirus virus that originated in China, their banners attracted a lot of attention. Many people came to talk with practitioners and sign the petition.

Practitioners demonstrate the exercises. A practitioner talks to people about Falun Dafa.

People sign the petition to stop the persecution.

On Saturday, practitioners set up their truth clarification booth on Wuppertal's city square in a light rain. Their banner, “The Chinese Communist Party Is an Evil Virus That Devastates the Entire World” was placed in a prominent location.

Friedrich Engels, who collaborated with Karl Marx to write the Communist Manifesto, was born in Wuppertal 200 years ago. The town hosts an exhibit, “Friedrich Engels – Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa” (Friedrich Engels – a wandering ghost in Europe), and many local residents know about Engels’ contribution to communism. Seeing the banners, they were naturally curious about communism's impact on China. Several had long conversations with practitioners. One lady even forgot the time and missed her train.

Because of the global impact of the CCP virus that originated in China, some people said they distrusted China. After chatting with practitioners, they understood that China and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are two different things. Chinese people are also being victimized by communism, and what Western people distrust is the CCP. When they learned that the CCP harvests practitioners’ organs while they are still alive, many were shocked. Others were interested in learning to practice Falun Dafa.

One lady told practitioners that when she visited China as a tourist, she could sense how barbaric the CCP regime was in the way it treated people. She felt very sympathetic and was happy to sign the petition. She said, “People should pay more attention to this.” She took several brochures and said that she would post information about the persecution on her social media page.

Because of the CCP virus, China's threat to the entire world has become a hot topic. Two young people saw the booth and told practitioners, “This is incredible. We were just discussing with our friends how terrible the CCP regime is and all the bad things it has done. Then we saw your booth and the information. What a coincidence!”

The owner of the neighbouring booth came over to sign the petition. He thanked the practitioners for being there: “I am happy to see you here and that you're letting the world know what's happening. I am pleased that the world will know the truth.”

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