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Peaceful Meditation Attracts Tourists Visiting the Liberty Bell

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Liberty_Bell-Philadelphia-wikimedia Liberty Bell in Philadelphia (wikimedia)[/caption] Tourists recently visiting the famous Liberty Bell in Philadelphia can freely join a group meditation practice of Falun gong. The practice, whose main principles are Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, has been persecuted in China since 1999 until today. For many of the tourists this experience also offers a chance to support Falun Gong practitioners in their non-violent resistance to the persecution they face in China- all in the spirit of freedom and liberty at its birthplace in America. For practitioner Ms. Xie, looking at the group exercise reminds her of her experiences in China before the persecution began. She recalls a November 1998 article in Yancheng Evening News: “Old and Young Practice Falun Gong.” The photos captured a group exercise in Guangzhou. Yancheng Evening News was the daily newspaper in the Guangzhou metropolitan area of Guangdong Province. Ms. Xie says she often calls China to tell people about the persecution because many wouldn’t have access to that information otherwise. Falun Gong is falsely scorned and defamed by the state-owned propaganda. “People often want to learn the Falun Gong exercises once they know the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution.” She said. “I know that people have a conscience. More and more Chinese know what’s really happening to Falun Gong practitioners in China. The practitioners are not doing any harm to society as the propaganda tries to frame them. On the contrary.” Ms. Xie, finds that the tide has turned: “A lot of Chinese would like to renounce their Chinese communist organization memberships because they don’t want to be associated with the Party that kills Chinese people”.]]>

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