(Minghui.org) Practitioners went to a major shopping mall known as the Manufaktura in Lodz, Poland on November 20 to talk to people about Falun Dafa and the ongoing suppression in China.
Lodz is the third largest city in Poland. Ten years ago, an old factory building was turned into the Manufaktura, a 67-acre arts center, shopping mall, and leisure complex.
A group of Falun Gong practitioners went there with posters and pamphlets in Polish, English, Chinese, and other languages, well prepared to talk to tourists and local residents alike about how people in China are mistreated for their belief in Falun Dafa (which Falun Gong is also known as).
Elżbieta Stelmaszczyk, who works in a doctors’ association, was surprised to hear about the suppression in China. “It is too bad the persecution has lasted such a long time and it is so severe,” she said. “Everyone needs to know about this [forced organ harvesting].”
After signing a petition calling to stop the brutalities, she took a copy of every material practitioners had on hand and left her email address. “I will tell doctors about this. If you have additional materials about the persecution or health benefits of this meditation, please also send them to my email box.”
Talking to people about Falun Gong and the persecution in Lodz, Poland
Another passerby said he has been meditating for a long time. He was glad to hear about Falun Dafa and opposes the persecution in China.
With a strong interest in Chinese culture, the man was happy to learn that Falun Dafa improves both physical and mental health. He bought a copy of Zhuan Falun and said he would join the group exercises sometime soon.
Passersby sign petition supporting efforts to end the persecution in China.
After hearing about the atrocities in China, one passerby said the Chinese communist is wrong to persecute innocent Falun Dafa practitioners because of their beliefs. “By suppressing Falun Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the Party is undermining the foundation of mankind and brings uncertainty to China’s future,” he added.
Practitioners also demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises. Many passersby stopped to ask questions, take materials, and learn the exercises.