Spain: Practitioners Study the Principles of Falun Dafa and Expose the Persecution Together

From August 13th to August 16th, Falun Gong practitioners from various places in Spain gathered in Barcelona to hold four days of activities including group study of Falun Gong's principles,sharing and exchange of opinions and understandings, and exposing the persecution to the world.

Falun Gong practitioners studied and practised Falun Gong exercises together

On August 13th, practitioners came to Barcelona one after another. Regardless of the tiredness due to long-distance travel, some practitioners went directly to the activity site after getting off the plane. Some coming from Madrid and Malaga drove directly without a break to the famous La Rambla in Barcelona. After an over seven hour drive, they joined fellow practitioners in holding an anti-persecution photo exhibition and signature collection activity in the afternoon.

In La Rambla, crowds of people gathered. Stopping in front of the photos of the persecution, the passers-by were shocked. They could not believe what they had seen, some even had tears in their faces. People could not believe that right now at this moment such bloody, cruel genocide is happening in China. People could not even imagine how could a government be so cruel to its people. People gave their support by signing their names to end this persecution as soon as possible; they gathered in front of the signature-collection desk and signed their names without hesitation.

Those shocked by the persecution condemned the Chinese Communist’s barbarities and signed their names to support Falun Gong

During the activity, a member of the “Free Tibet” organisation signed his name and told our fellow practitioners, “Do you know that we just submitted a file to the Spanish National Hall of Justice to sue Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party for genocide and cruel torture they committed against the people of Tibet? In China, where people are ruled singly by the Chinese Communist Party, people have no human rights or freedom regardless of people in Tibet, the Buddhists, those with a belief in Taoism or in Catholicism, or Falun Gong practitioners. Anyone who has a different point of view from the Chinese Communist Party is to be persecuted.“ “I believe that the day for them the Communist Party) is soon to be over. What they have committed will eventually be made public. Soon in the future, those guilty people will be brought to trial by the whole world.”

When signing her name, a lady from Eastern Europe said to a practitioner, “I know the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party very well. Its nature is bloody and cruel. I am not surprised to see the crimes it has committed in China. Only by quitting the Chinese Communist Party can people truly live a good life. It is my personal experience.” In the end, she wished practitioners good luck. Another tourist from Germany said, “I had already signed my name for Falun Gong. However, I’d like to sign again with the hope of helping to end this unfair persecution as soon as possible.”

In front of the long signature collection table were lines awaiting to sign their names. People are eager to understand the truth and hope to end the persecution together. Seeing the touching scene, practitioner cannot help but think - the stronger the power of justice, the harder it will be for the evil persecution to be sustained.

On August 15th, Spanish Falun Gong practitioners went to the Chinese Consulate in Barcelona to peacefully protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Gong for a consecutive six years. Over here, practitioners in Barcelona have insisted on telling those coming to the Chinese Consulate about Falun Gong being persecuted in China. Through their continuous efforts over the past two years, the attitude of the Chinese people toward Falun Gong has dramatic changed. In contrast to the very beginning when people were not willing to or didn't dare to take leaflets, or when some even shouted loudly, a great number of people nowadays voluntarily ask for fliers and expressed their thanks to practitioners.

Though western Falun Gong practitioners do not speak Chinese, those letters they printed to encourage people to be good, taped messages they broadcast in Chinese, and their persevering belief and pure hearts deeply touched the Chinese people. Those evil lies used to be distributed by the Chinese Communist Party are now melting in their hearts. What they received in return is the truthful understanding of Falun Gong and a respect for Falun Gong practitioners.

At the same time, practitioners also hope that those working in the Chinese Consulate understand the truth, give up the evil and follow the good, and do not work themselves to exhaustion for the Chinese Communist Party to persecute us people any more.

One thing happened in front of the Chinese Consulate. A couple was hurrying on their way to attend a friend’s party with their two children. They saw Falun Gong practitioners peacefully presented petition when passing through the Chinese Consulate. They carefully watched the photos recording the Chinese Communist Party’s cruel persecution on citizens. They were extremely shocked. After stopping to further ask Falun Gong practitioners about more facts, they said to practitioners, “Thanks for making me understand so much truth I never heard before. I used to think differently. Today is a major turning point in my life because I know about truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.”

Peaceful petition in front of the Chinese Consulate

Peaceful petition in front of the Chinese Consulate

During the four-day activities, Spanish Falun Gong practitioners studied Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, together.

Practitioners also exchanged opinions and experiences and identified individual shortcomings so as to do better in their future activities. The four-day activities ended in a peaceful atmosphere.

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