“I know about the persecution of Falun Gong, but is the forced organ harvesting really true?” a Chinese tourist asked a Falun Gong practitioner and Tuidang volunteer at the Eiffel Tower. Behind them were the Falun Gong banners and display boards describing the state-sanctioned organ harvesting atrocities from prisoners of conscience in China.
“It is absolutely true,” said another tourist who overheard the conversation, a 30-some-year old Chinese lady. “One of my neighbors was a doctor,” she said. “He was in charge of harvesting organs from Falun Gong. Later, he killed himself because of the overwhelming guilt he felt.”
The lady and her tourist group were from Northeastern China. The entire group, including the one who questioned about the forced organ harvesting, took the opportunity to join Tuidang movement and to renounce the Party on the spot.
A volunteer, who comes to the Eiffel Tower regularly said: “It is very different now. Many Chinese have the courage to express their support to us. A few years ago, the Chinese didn’t even dare to stop by our booths, or take our flyers.
“One day, a Chinese guy told me that one of his friends works at a prison in Northwestern China, in which were jailed more than 1000 prisoners of conscience. His friend told him that no Falun Gong practitioner had been seen leaving the prison alive. After talking to us, many Chinese recognize the evil nature of the communist party, and quit the party with our help.”
A few days ago, three 60-some-year old Chinese talked to a volunteer for a long time, and quit the party. One of them said: “I have heard about the persecution in China. It is so wonderful that you have freedom in France. It is impossible in China. The communist party has ruined 5000 years of culture in a few decades.”
His friend said, “I am with you for peace and happiness. I strongly support you. I admire you. Falun Gong is the hope of China’s future. What you manifest is the truth and immense love. Many of my friends and family have deep respect to you.”