(Clearwisdom.net) At the time of the fifth "July 20," in order to more comprehensively and thoroughly validate Dafa, clarify the truth and expose Jiang group's atrocities to more people, more than 500 Korean Falun Dafa practitioners held grand parades in Seoul and Ansan respectively on July 17, 2004.

After sending forth righteous thoughts at 1:00 p.m., the parade set off. It was led by a float, and eight practitioners wearing tradition Korean costume and holding two huge Falun emblems marched in front. A banner team followed them. The colorful banner read, "Falun Dafa" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance."

Rally prior to the parade

Practitioners on the float demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises

Practitioners march despite the rain

Live torture reenactment

Practitioners display photos of those who have died from the persecution

Waist drum troupe

The waist drummers joyfully marched in step. Their drum rhythm inspired people with enthusiasm. A Chinese drummer excitedly told reporters, "Today, all my family members came. My entire family practices Falun Gong." Ms. Huang Xiaomin, one of the well-known Chinese swimmers also joined the parade. She told reporters, "I'm very pleased to attend this activity because cultivating Falun Gong truly enables me to have good health. Now I'm energetic to do my work. I'd love to share with people my experience of practicing Falun Gong and I want to tell people: Falun Dafa is great!"

Following the waist drum troupe was a procession to introduce Falun Dafa and a float on which the exercises were demonstrated. Practitioners held various kinds of posters and banners to display the peaceful journey of Falun Dafa over the past five years. Despite the severe persecution, Falun Dafa has rapidly spread throughout the world and is highly praised. No wonder two Chinese spectators sighed with surprise, "Remarkable! Falun Gong is developing so fast! How would Jiang possibly be able to suppress it!"

In the last procession, practitioners held photos of fellow practitioners who have died from the persecution. Accompanied by deep and solemn music, methods of torture suffered by practitioners in China were reenacted by real persons. Many Korean citizens could not restrain their indignation and actively accepted interviews. However, when the reporter interviewed a Chinese person, he said, "I'm sorry. I know that Falun Dafa is great, otherwise there won't be so many foreigners practicing it. But I dare not to accept this interview, because I know that Jiang takes all measures to suppress people and I'm afraid repercussions after I go back to China." This is a real portrayal of the Jiang's group in Chinese people's hearts.

Our activity has encountered various types of interferences. In particular, the Chinese Embassy in Korea once again exerted pressure to the related Korean institutions in an attempt to prevent us from holding the anti-torture exhibition. Practitioners' strong righteous thoughts as an integrated entity, especially, Korean practitioners' kindness and tolerance deeply moved the Korean police. They did not only allow us to stage an anti-torture exhibition but they helped us to maintain order all along.

The activity successfully concluded at around 7:30 p.m.