Vietnamese Spring Festival in San Jose, California: Organizers Support Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On February 4, 2006, San Francisco Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in the Vietnamese Spring Festival for the fourth year. Festival organizer Guangri Hu [Phonetic] knew about the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong and said that Falun Gong will succeed in the end.
The annual Vietnamese Spring Festival attracted more than 50,000 people. Practitioners performed the Dragon Dance, Waist Drum, Color Ribbon Dance and the Falun Gong exercises. The performance was well received.
Vietnamese Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li said that the organizers were very supportive of Falun Gong. Ms. Li said: "Our booth is very big, and the regular fee is $1,500. However, the organizers only charged us $200. In addition, they offered us 60 lunch boxes for free."
"Before the festival, in their Vietnamese TV ad, the organizers highlighted the Falun Gong group: Falun Gong will have a very large booth and offer free instruction. The practitioners will demonstrate the exercises, and people with interest can go to the Falun Gong booth to learn.
At the booth, practitioners repeatedly demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises and performed various dances. The performance attracted a lot of people. Many were interested in learning more about the practice and trying the exercises.
Organizer Riguang Hu said that he knew about the persecution and the exportation of the persecution to the Bay Area. The organizing committee thus offered practitioners a good booth to introduce Falun Gong. He said that almost all Vietnamese would support Falun Gong.
Hu said: "You will succeed and gain the freedom to practice Falun Gong."