The Mayor of Santa Maria, California, Holds a Press Conference to Honor Falun Gong
September 28, 2001 was our 8th day of the SOS! Global RescueWalk from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We arrived in the city of Santa Maria, which has a population of over 100,000 people. Before our arrival, few people heard of the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
A few days ago, a fellow practitioner called us and said that the Mayor of Santa Maria was going to issue a proclamation and was planning to walk with us. Our early arrival made his plan impossible. But he still successfully rearranged the press conference. We greatly appreciated his support.