(Clearwisdom.net) On May 29, 2006 UK Falun Gong practitioners participated in the Lord Mayor's Parade in Oxford. This is the fourth time that Falun Gong has taken part in the parade, which was mainly made up of local charities. To music composed by practitioners, the parade crossed Oxford's city centre. Four golden letters reading "Falun Dafa" on the banner glittered under the morning sun. The people smiled and applauded along the way.

Falun Dafa banner in parade
Dancing to the music "Falun Dafa is good"
Parade procession passes by Oxford downtown
Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises

Two banners, which read "Falun Dafa" and "The World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion & Forbearance", led the way. Two sets of lion dancers followed, along with fan dancers. Next was a banner in Chinese and English, "Falun Dafa brings health to millions of people around the world", and many colorful flags. Passing Cornmarket Street and High Street as well as numerous colleges, the parade ended at South Park.

The host set up many stands in the park as well as a playground for children. Falun Gong practitioners had a stand to introduce Falun Gong and to distribute leaflets and paper lotus flowers.

In the afternoon, practitioners demonstrated Falun Gong exercises for people in the park. Two playful lions performed dances. Female practitioners in colorful costumes also presented dances.

The Lord Mayor of Oxford expressed his gratitude for the Falun Gong practitioners' participation, which had greatly enriched the city of Oxford.