Australia: Introducing Falun Dafa at a Multicultural Festival

June 4th, 2006 was a fine winter day in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia. Falun Gong practitioners participated in a festival celebrating diverse cultures sponsored by the city government. Practitioners also gave a musical performance.

People sign a petition to show support for Falun Gong and to condemn the persecution

Practitioners went early to set up their display about Falun Dafa's wide spread around the world and the persecution. Since all the performers who participated in the live entertainment showed up early, the practitioners took the opportunity to clarify the truth to them before the performance. They were shocked by facts about the seven years of persecution. They said they would tell their audience about Falun Dafa and would ask people to find out more at the Falun Dafa booth.

Visitors at the booth listened to the practitioners' truth-clarification and were greatly shaken by the display. They couldn't believe such a cruel persecution was still going on. A woman carefully read the explanations for every picture and asked in tears, "How come I haven't heard about this earlier? I really hope Australia will be able to do something for them (the persecuted Falun Gong practitioners in China)." Upon hearing about the CCP harvesting Falun Gong practitioners' organs in concentration camps, many kind-hearted people not only signed their names to condemn the crime, but also took flyers for their family and friends so that they could sign too. Some said they would write to the Prime Minister about it.

The practitioners' musical performance around noon was the centre-piece of the activity. Everyone's heart was touched by the beautiful music, the graceful dance and the pure and compassionate atmosphere. After their performance, the practitioners told the audience that they wanted to show the beauty of Falun Dafa through the music and dance that they had created. Falun Gong practitioner Shirley, who had been thrown into a forced labour camp in China, told the audience her personal experience of the persecution. The audience responded with warm applause.

Many people went to the booth to sign their names in support of Dafa and to get more information. An elderly lady said that she had been wanting to sign to condemn the CCP all day long.

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