Falun Dafa practitioners from Dublin drove to Cork, the second largest city in Ireland. They put up a table, banners, and posters on St. Patrick’s Street, the busiest pedestrian zone, on June 21, 2014.
It happened to be the first day of the summer sales, and many locals were out shopping. Many pedestrians noticed the practitioners demonstrating the exercises.
Chinese People Quit the CCP after Knowing the Facts of the Persecution
Cork has the largest Chinese population in Ireland after Dublin. A Chinese woman out shopping with her child told the practitioners that she often reads the Epoch Times newspaper. She quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations with the help of a practitioner.
She said she had a hard time believing that the CCP harvests organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit. A practitioner showed her the independent investigation report Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China by Matas and Kilgour. She finally understood the extent of the persecution and said that she would persuade her husband to quit the CCP when she returned home.
Many tourists from around the world signed the petition calling for an immediate end to the Falun Dafa persecution. A family of three from Malaysia signed the petition. The mother, who lives in Australia, told the practitioners that she has seen Falun Dafa’s annual parade in Melbourne over the past three years.
Irish People with a Sense of Justice
When one Irishman signed the petition, he asked for the name of the practitioner who had explained Falun Dafa to him. He said that he was a reporter and would find out more about the practice after he got home. He wanted to do a report on Falun Dafa and let the public know more about it.
On her way back to Dublin, a practitioner met an Irishman on the bus. He pointed at the “Falun Dafa” characters on her T-shirt and said, “Falun Dafa, I know it! You are here to petition for signatures, right?” The man expressed his support for Falun Dafa and waved goodbye when he got off the bus. He was from a very small town in Ireland, an indication that many people worldwide are becoming aware of the persecution of Falun Dafa.