Peru: Local Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 7, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners from Peru celebrated World Falun Dafa Day in Lima, the capital of Peru.
Demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises
At 9 o'clock in the morning, Falun Gong practitioners gathered on Paseo De Los Heroes Square, which is at the center of the city, and did the exercises. Practitioners in yellow t-shirts performing the graceful movements became the focus of attention immediately. Drivers and pedestrians alike slowed down and took in the scene of practitioners doing the exercises. After forming words and doing the exercises, the parade started.
Practitioners held banners, which read "Falun Dafa," "Falun Dafa is good," "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance", "Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong" and "Bring Jiang Zemin to Justice," and slowly walked towards Chinatown. The most impressive part of the procession was the waist drum team, which consisted of four practitioners. People were amazed that the sound of the drums was so beautiful. In Chinatown, the Chinese people were also amazed that the waist drums, which are from China, were played by Peruvian Falun Gong practitioners. People from Mainland China were very surprised when practitioners were demonstrating the exercises. They asked, "Is this Falun Gong?" They eagerly asked for materials about Falun Gong. The drumbeats and the voice of "Falun Dafa is good" echoed in Chinatown. At 1:30 p.m., the parade ended on Italy Square in the Chinese community.
Candlelight vigil in honor of practitioners persecuted in China
On the day that all of Heaven and Earth celebrate together, practitioners from Peru missed the practitioners who are being persecuted in Mainland China. At 7 p.m., practitioners held a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Embassy mourning the practitioners who had been persecuted to death by the CCP in China, and they called for the end of the persecution. Songs composed by practitioners were sung during the event. Policemen around the Chinese Embassy also paid attention to the practitioners' activity and asked for handouts.