Chicago: Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in Naperville Labor Day Parade (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On September 6, the annual Labor Day parade in Naperville, Illinois began in a light rain. As in previous years, Falun Gong practitioners from the greater Chicago area accepted an invitation to participate. Naperville is the fourth largest city of Illinois, and is located in the southwest metropolitan Chicago area. Because of its good schools and business opportunities, many Chinese have moved to the city in recent years, making it a good place for practitioners to display the beauty of Falun Dafa to local residents.
Falun Gong procession and exercises demonstration on the float
The rain had little effect on the nearly ten thousand spectators. Because of the good impressions made by practitioners in previous years, the organizers placed Falun Gong in an early position. This year, the Falun Gong procession was led by a large banner reading "Falun Dafa is Good" followed by a carefully decorated float with eight practitioners demonstrating the exercises on it. The spectators gave warm applause and said, "Look, how pretty are those exercises suites," "Its so peaceful!" "It's Falun Gong! It's beautiful." More residents waved to the practitioners and asked for truth-clarifying materials.
Practitioners distribute truth-clarification materials to spectators
When they were passing the stage, Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the five sets of exercises and performed the lotus dance. The host told the audience at the same time, "This is Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, an ancient practice originating in China that is guided by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion- Tolerance. It has spread to over sixty countries in the world and over 100 million people practice it. In Naperville, there are also Falun Gong practitioners. Welcome to Naperville. How beautiful it is!"