Australia: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong at a Community Event in South Australia

On April 16th, South Australia practitioners participated in a community event in St. Peters to introduce Falun Dafa.

Falun Dafa booth at St. Peters community event

When the practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises, several youngsters tried to mimic the movements. Upon learning about the Chinese Communist regime’s atrocities of harvesting organs from living practitioners, many were shocked and immediately signed a petition to support Falun Gong.

A young man told the practitioners that he studied in China a year ago and thus he knew the Chinese Communist regime controlled the internet tightly. Out of curiosity, he did his own research and found that the information most filtered was about Falun Gong. He was thus very curious about why the Communist regime doesn’t want people to know about the practice. At the booth, he learned more about Falun Gong and found answers to his questions. He then said that he would introduce the practice to his brother, who is very interested in Qigong.

A Malaysian Chinese family of four was very interested in Qigong and yet had some questions about Falun Gong. They asked if Falun Gong was struggling politically with the Chinese Communist regime. A practitioner told them that Falun Gong practitioners had been demanding their basic rights peacefully for nearly 12 years despite the brutal persecution. In contrast to the Falun Gong principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the Chinese Communist Party continually employs violence and lies, and it has been striving to control people ideologically since its inception. It was its evil nature and its fear of losing control of the people (as practitioners found their own belief and peace in the practice) that triggered the persecution. There is nothing wrong with people demanding the basic rights granted them by the Chinese Constitution. After listening to the practitioners' explanation, the father said: “We may meet again in the future, and we will be doing the same thing as you are doing: speaking out against the persecution and teaching people the exercises of Falun Gong.”

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