Joining similar events across the world, Falun Gong practitioners in Australia held a series of activities last week to commemorate the 18th year of peaceful efforts to end the persecution of the spiritual discipline by the communist regime in China.
In Sydney, practitioners held a day-long event at Martin Place, a pedestrian mall in the central business district of Sydney, to inform the public about the human rights abuses faced by Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Peter Butler, a local banker, felt a peaceful energy field around the practitioners. He hoped that more people would join them.
“I like them very much because they are very peaceful and upright,” Peter said. “I like their guiding principles, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The persecution is wrong. They have freedom of belief. If more people stand up and support them, the righteous field will get stronger, and righteousness will eventually beat evil.”
In Brisbane, Chinese tourists and students also stopped to talk with practitioners.
Mr. Wang and his family had traveled from Beijing. He knew a lot about Falun Gong because some of his friends practice, and he often reads Falun Gong materials. He condemned the crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He and his family agreed to quit their memberships in the CCP and its youth organizations.
Meihui, a college student from China, was shocked when she learned about forced organ harvesting and the propaganda used by the CCP to defame Falun Gong. Meihui thanked practitioners, quit the Party, and said that she would tell her parents what she learned.