Poland: Falun Gong Welcomed in Ancient City of Krakow (Photos)

(Clearwisdom.net) On June 25 and 26, 2011, Polish Falun Gong practitioners traveled to the medieval city of Krakow in southern Poland to introduce the practice of Falun Gong. They also exposed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ongoing, twelve-year brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China. 

Falun Gong practitioners practice the exercises on Krakow Central Railway Station Square
People reading information about Falun Gong on Old Town Square in Krakow
Passers-by read the leaflets, learning about Falun Gong
Many people sign the petition, condemning the CCP's persecution
Learning about Falun Gong on Old Town Square
Several people joined the practice in Jordana Park in Krakow

Krakow is Poland's third largest city, built in the Seventh Century. It was the capital of Poland in the Eleventh Century. In the Eighteenth Century, the ruling dynasty moved the capital to Warsaw. Over time, this beautiful city of nearly seven hundred years has evolved into an ancient cultural city and tourist destination. With Prague and Vienna, Krakow was one of the three major cultural centers of Central Europe, and it is one of the oldest cities in Central Europe. 

Polish Falun Gong practitioners have come to Krakow several times to introduce Falun Gong. Each time, they have received a warm welcome by the local people and visitors. On June 25, Falun Gong practitioners arrived in the ancient cultural capital once again. They first stopped at Krakow Central Railway Station Square, where they unfurled a banner reading "Falun Dafa in Poland" and displayed panels introducing Falun Dafa. Then they began doing the Falun Gong exercises as a group. 

Many people came to watch the exercise demonstration. As people read the display boards, they were surprised to read that the Chinese Communist Party has been carrying out a brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China for more than twelve years. Many local people and visitors signed the petition calling for a stop to the persecution of Falun Gong. 

A young couple listened to an introduction about Falun Gong, after which of them declared, "I will bring the three words, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, to my friends. They are such good principles!" 

After a long conversation with a Falun Gong pratitioner, a young man picked up the book Bloody Harvest, which exposes the CCP's organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. He said, "I was going to a party with my friends, but I will let my friends go without me so that I can read this book carefully." 

One woman carefully read a Falun Gong flyer while walking. She hurried back a few minutes later and took more leaflets for her friends. 

In the afternoon, the Falun Gong practitioners went to Rynek Glowny Square in Krakow Old Town. The beautiful medieval square is home to the Thirteenth Century St. Mary's Basilica, the Polish History Museum a museum of paintings, and a four-story bookstore. In the middle of the square, there is a Sixteenth Century building called the Cloth Hall, which has been in operation for 500 years. There are always many visitors on Rynek Glowny Square. 

Many people asked to learn Falun Gong immediately. They read the display boards carefully and took leaflets. Many asked about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. More signed the petition calling to stop the CCP's brutal persecution in China. 

The next day, Sunday, the practitioners went to Jordana Park in Krakow, where a new practice site had been recently set up. There have been more than 20 regular paticipants doing the exercises at this site. On this day, more people attended, after having just learned about Falun Gong. There were also many passers-by who came over to take leaflets about the free exercise instruction sessions. People in Krakow have shown great interest in Falun Dafa. 

Posting date: 7/4/2011
Category: Community Events
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