(Minghui.org) On March 17, 2012, Falun Gong practitioners in Queensland, Australia, were invited to participate in the 2012 Harmony Day Festival held in Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane. The event was hosted by Global United Ethnics Inc. The general public was favorably impressed by the practitioners’ performances, and the organizer issued a Certificate of Appreciation to the Queensland Falun Dafa Association.
Falun Gong practitioners in Queensland, Australia, demonstrate the exercises at the 2012 Harmony Day Festival
People come to the Falun Gong booth to learn to practice the exercises and find out more about the persecution
The organizer issues a Certificate of Appreciation to the Queensland Falun Dafa Association
People learn the facts about Falun Gong
More than 60 local multicultural community organizations and many Australian dignitaries attended the event, which aims to promote multiculturalism, advocate peace, support human rights, and promote the spirit of unity in the community. People were deeply impressed by the beautiful and peaceful Falun Gong exercises and its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They also showed concern over the persecution of the practitioners in China.
Two female police officers came over to the Falun Gong booth to learn more about Falun Gong exercises. They showed great concern over the ongoing persecution in China.
A Chinese student who studies in Australia had a long conversation with a practitioner. The student said that he was delighted to feel free to discuss the atrocities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the persecution of Falun Gong in such a free country like Australia. The conversation deepened the student’s understanding of the CCP’s evil deeds, and he decided to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
A young lady from another booth showed great interest in the Falun Gong exercises, and said that she would go to a practice site near her home to learn them. An Indian woman who holds down multiple jobs and is overloaded said that watching the Falun Gong exercise demonstration made her feel at peace inside. She believed that learning to practice Falun Gong could make her feel at ease and relieve her stress.