(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Germany have held events over the past several weeks to raise awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and specifically about forced organ harvesting from living practitioners for profit. The practitioners who participated were from Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, and Baden-Württemberg.

The first event took place on April 1, 2017 in Saarbrücken. After passersby learned about the persecution of practitioners in China, many signed the DAFOH (Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting) petition to the United Nations, expressing their support for an end to forced organ harvesting.

Many people were shocked that such a crime could happen without more people knowing about it and that the media had not reported on it.

A ten-year-old boy came over to the practitioners' information stand and wanted to know what was going on. A practitioner talked to him about the persecution. He said, without being asked, that he wanted to sign the petition. He also took informational materials home for his parents.

Many people of different ages mentioned that they applauded practitioners' taking the time to raise awareness about the atrocities in China, and thanked everyone involved.

Practitioners noted that the people in Saarbrücken were very open and positive. Many more passersby stopped at the stand and wanted to learn more. Some were interested in learning Falun Gong and were given information on how to get in touch with practitioners.

Practitioners provide information about the persecution and collect signatures against the forced organ harvesting.

The second event took place on April 22, 2017, in Saarlouis. Again, practitioners noticed that people were very open, more so than in the past.

Practitioners talked to passersby in Saarlouis about the persecution and organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China, as well as details of independent investigations by Canadian human rights lawyers David Kilgour and David Matas.

A young man who came by said, “This cannot be.” He could not understand how someone could do such terrible things and that so many people do not know anything about it. He took informational materials to pass on to his mother.

Practitioners share information about the persecution and forced organ harvesting.

Many people came to the booth and said without hesitation, “We must sign this [petition], there is no question about it!” and signed the DAFOH petition.

People of all ages signed the petition and expressed their support. Most people had never heard about the organ harvesting crimes. Many were horrified to learn that such an atrocity could happen in this century. Some said that we should not buy goods from China and that we should boycott all those who trade with China. 

Passersby who wanted to know more were given the Minghui International brochure, which provides more information about Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa. Many people thanked the practitioners for the information and said they planned to research it further.

Saarlouis is located close to the French border, and several French passersby came to the stand and signed the petition.