Montreal, Canada: Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in St. Patrick's Day Parade (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On March 19, as the only Chinese group, Falun Gong practitioners participated in the 182nd St. Patrick's Day Parade. About 4,000 people from 45 groups marched in the parade while tens of thousands watched.
This is the fourth time that practitioners participated in this grand occasion. A lot of people were familiar with the movements of the Falun Gong exercises and many were mimicking the movements. Practitioners played waist drums to the "Falun Dafa is Good" melody while the dance troupe performed simultaneously.
"Beautiful! It is truly beautiful!" A lot of spectators exclaimed upon seeing practitioners' performance.
Fliers distributed by practitioners were designed and printed especially for this event. While one part gives an introduction to Falun Gong, the other part documents the horrifying atrocities taking place inside the Sujiatun Concentration Camp. Thousands of practitioners have been detained in the camp, where the Chinese Communist regime harvests organs from living practitioners and then cremates their bodies.
Practitioner Ms. Sun said: The goal of the practitioners' participation in the parade is to present the beauty of Falun Gong and bring the public joy and peace. However, on the other side of the earth, the Chinese Communist Party has set up a concentration camp in Shenyang to harvest practitioners' organs for profit and then cremate their bodies. While the perpetrators have committed severe crimes, facing such inhumane atrocities, people who remain indifferent and silent are also complicit in the crime.
Spectators with high spirits
A practitioner distributing truth-clarifying fliers
The practitioners' procession has 6 seniors, who just completed a 36-hour hunger strike at Parliament Hill. Ms. Zhang, one of the seniors, said: "We don't mean to pressure the Canadian government. We want to protest the atrocities of the Chinese Communist Party and call on the Canadian government to speak out and help us end this outrage."