Italy: Clarifying the Truth in a High School in Arezzo

(Clearwisdom.net) On March 16, 2011, local Falun Gong practitioners presented the practice and clarified the truth about the ongoing persecution in China during a student assembly at the scientific high school “Benedetto Varchi,” in Montevarchi, Arezzo, Italy.
The student assembly was entitled “Genocides” and was held in the school's indoor arena. Approximately 150 students attended the activity, which was organized by practitioners who introduced the practice by talking about the benefits they experienced. After the introduction the practitioners demonstrated the five Falun Gong exercises. The photo exhibit “The Peaceful Journey of Falun Dafa” was also on display.
Students practice the exercises
Many students listened to practitioners describe their experiences while cultivating themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and tried out the exercises. By viewing the photo exhibit they learned about the cruelty of the Chinese Communist regime in persecuting their own people, and how practitioners worldwide have responded in peaceful and non violent ways, persisting in their beliefs and demanding an end to the persecution in China. 

Students view the photo exhibit
A male student said that he felt very well while doing the exercises, as if he was in a harmonious field, which made him at ease. He asked for some informational materials and the closest practice site. A female student said the activity was very good and wanted to do the exercises again. She asked for other opportunities doing the exercises in a group. At the end the students applauded the practitioners for telling them about the persecution in China.
One of the organizers, Ms. Veronica, learned about Falun Gong last summer at a practitioner's house. She felt that the exercises were beautiful and the practice was very good. She was shocked when the practitioner told her an experience. This practitioner was once shopping in a Chinese shop, so she asked the cashier if he knew about Falun Gong. The cashier said that many years before when he was living in China, TV programs told people that practitioners were killing and eating their own kids after starting the practice.
Ms. Veronica wanted the students to hear this story to help them understand how the Chinese Communist Party has been brainwashing Chinese people, making them believe that such an horrible thing can be done by people who follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and strive to be good people.

Posting date: 4/13/2011
Category: Community Events