Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Symbolic Trial and Public Assembly in Washington DC to Comprehensively Expose the Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) In the morning of July 22, 2003, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world held a symbolic trial in front of Capitol Hill to comprehensively expose the persecution. In the afternoon, there was a public assembly at the same location, which was warmly supported by different circles in society. When a reporter asked a fairly new practitioner how she felt about attending this activity, the lady who had spent most of her life in Mainland China said, "I've attended a few experience sharing conferences, but it's my first time to attend an activity like this. Seeing so many people supporting Dafa is really encouraging and heartwarming. We should really cultivate well!"
Various groups supported the practitioners' public assembly, condemning the persecution and showing their support for "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance". More than thirty NGO's came to support the practitioners' public assembly, and several members of Congress came to make speeches against the violation of human rights and freedom of belief. Each of the placards next to the stage gave the name and acknowledged the support of a government official who wanted to express his or her support but could not come in person.
The practitioners participating in the public assembly prominently displayed many banners and placards, exposing the persecution
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