Around 120 Falun Gong practitioners from the San Francisco Bay Area gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate at 1:00 p.m. on November 20, 2001 to protest the Jiang Zemin regime's arresting of Western practitioners. They sent forth righteous thoughts and read a declaration of the arrested Western practitioners in both Chinese and English. They requested the immediate release and safe return of the practitioners. Among the arrested Western practitioners, at least two were from California.

The major Chinese and English media in San Francisco paid full attention to this matter.