Germany: Raising Awareness of the Persecution of Falun Dafa at Oktoberfest and Düsseldorf China Festival
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners recently attended two festivals in Germany to inform the public about the ongoing persecution of the spiritual discipline in China.
Known as the world's largest beer and traveling festival, the annual Oktoberfest was held between September 17 and October 3 in Munich, the third-largest city in Germany.
Among the more than six million spectators from around the world who attended this event, many stopped by the practitioners' booth to learn about the meditation practice.
Four men from Wiesbaden in western Germany watched practitioners demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises. After listening to a practitioner explain the brutal suppression in China, all of them signed the petition calling to stop the brutality in China, especially the killing of practitioners for their organs. They thanked practitioners for their efforts and wished them well.
Düsseldorf China Festival
Duesseldorf, the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, held its sixth China Festival on September 17. The event drew much attention from morning to evening. About 30,000 people attended the festivities at the historic Marktplatz in the center of the Old Town. Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises, played Chinese music, demonstrated calligraphy, and taught attendees how to make paper lotus flowers.
Many people heard about Falun Dafa for the first time. Some were very interested and went to a nearby group exercise site the following day.
Related report in Chinese: 在德国杜塞尔多夫中国节上传播真相（图）