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Korea: Practitioners Clarify the Truth to Condemn the Persecution as the Fifth Anniversary of the Suppression of Falun Dafa Approaches (Photos)

July 14, 2004 |   By practitioners from Seoul, Korea

(Clearwisdom.net) The suppression of Falun Dafa in China has lasted for nearly five years. In order to allow more people to learn about the truth and to stop the persecution as soon as possible, Falun Gong practitioners in Korea held a series of activities to clarify the truth. On July 10, 2004, in Jongmyo Park, practitioners in the Seoul area held activities including memorial ceremony to mourn for fellow practitioners who have died from the persecution, an anti-torture exhibit, a symbolic trial of the chief perpetrator Jiang Zemin and group practice.

Group practice at Jongmyo Park in Seoul

Group practice

Symbolic trial of Jiang

Exhibit of the tortures experienced by practitioners in China.

Banners and posters exposing Jiang group's state-run terrorism

Residents watching the anti-torture exhibition

Crowds of spectators

Jongmyo is the oldest Royal shrine of the 500-year Korean dynasty. Jongmyo Park is now classified as "world cultural heritage" site. Located at the center of Seoul, Jongmyo Park is a renowned tourist attraction. On July 10, although it was hot and humid, there were numerous people who watched the demonstrations from the beginning to the end.

Two practitioners recited Teacher's poem, "The Knowing Heart" and started the activities. After a brief introduction to Falun Dafa, practitioners wearing yellow exercise suits demonstrated the five-set Falun Gong exercises. Then a practitioner delivered a memorial speech to mourn fellow practitioners who died from the persecution in China. During the process, spectators attentively listened and watched. They expressed their concern and worry to practitioners about the terrorist acts implemented by the Jiang's group.

Then a symbolic trial of Jiang began. At the same time, practitioners held an exhibit of ten torture methods used against practitioners. Many spectators shed tears and expressed their deep indignation toward the brutal suppression. Practitioners by the side also had their faces wet with tears.

People watched and almost none left during the demonstration. After the trial, practitioners once again described the five sets of exercises in detail. Many spectators followed practitioners and learned the movements. Some practitioners walked in the crowds and individually instructed the spectators. In the end, practitioners loudly read in Chinese and Korean some poems from "Hong Yin" (Teacher's collection of poems) to conclude the activities.

The major part of the series of activities to clarify the truth on the fifth anniversary of the suppression will be unfolded on July 17 and July 20.