Many groups of Chinese students, ranging from elementary to high school, visit famous universities including Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts during summer break. Local Falun Gong practitioners and Tuidang volunteers recently took the opportunity to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution. Many Chinese students have been misled by the CCP’s lies, and thus harbor hatred toward Falun Gong practice.
Chinese Students: We Quit the Party!
Many Chinese tourists visit the Harvard University entrance. One volunteer told a group of students, “I was a teacher in China. I am here no matter sunshine or rain to help you understand the facts and become aware of the persecution. You have been misled by the CCP’s lies. The persecution of Falun Gong in China has led to many issues. We hope China will get better. We are truly patriotic.” She then advised the students to withdraw their membership from the CCP Youth League and Young Pioneers.
The group of students said in agreement, “We quit the Party!”
Students and Teachers Learn the Facts
A group of more than twenty students and their teacher were taking a break in the shade in front of Harvard University, when a volunteer approached and talked them. The children came forward and took flyers and other informational materials. The teacher also took a copy of each.
Many of the questions asked by the students were based on the CCP lies printed in textbooks, as well as TV propaganda. The volunteer answered them one by one. The teacher smiled and did not say a word. One student said, “You work hard to earn money in this way. You are sweating under the scorching sunshine.”
She explained “I am a volunteer here to raise awareness of the persecution, and hope that all of you will learn the facts and no longer be misled by the Party’s lies. I don’t earn a penny standing here for hours. You are so young. What I said is the truth. I hope you have a bight future.” The teachers and students listened earnestly to her explanation of Falun Gong.
Raising Awareness Regardless of Intimidation
On another occasion a volunteer stepped forward and suddenly a teacher spoke up loudly to stop the volunteer, and told her to leave.
The volunteer said, “This is America, not China. The students have the right to listen, and I have the right to speak. What I have said is important for their future.” All the students looked at them.
The teacher scolded the volunteer and pushed her, at that moment, another teacher came to lead the teacher away.
The volunteer continued explaining and said: “You come to America, the country with freedom. You have the right to learn the facts and become aware of the persecution in China.”