(Clearwisdom.net) On July 29, 2006, 5,000 Falun Gong practitioners from Taiwan assembled in a park in Taichung to expose the Chinese Communist Party's crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. After dark, the practitioners held a candlelight vigil in memory of fellow practitioners who were tortured to death during the persecution, and called for an end of the persecution.

The rally

The candlelight vigil

Falun Dafa was introduced to Taiwan in April 1995. Practitioners are from all walks of life, including professors, doctors, lawyers, engineers, government officers, soldiers, businessmen, students and housewives. There are almost 1,000 exercise sites in 300 cities and towns in Taiwan. There are even exercise sites in Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu.

The Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. As of July 2006, 2,932 Falun Gong practitioners are verified to have been tortured to death in China. Thousands of practitioners are being jailed in labor camps and prisons. But in Taiwan, Falun Gong is developing very fast. The number of practitioners keeps increasing. Since Falun Gong helps people improve their physical and spiritual health, it is praised and supported by the government and each community in Taiwan.

The following are photos of large-scale exercise groups in Taiwan, taken over the past several years.

Group exercises in front of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Group exercises in Neimen Elementary School in Kaohsiung

Group exercises at Tainan Sport Festival

Group exercises in Penghu

Group exercises at the 2000 International Children Festival in Yilan

Group exercises in front of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in 2000

2002 Falun Dafa Day

In front of the President's Building

On January 8, 2004, 4,000 Falun Gong practitioners formed Chinese and English characters.

At the 2004 Senior Sports and Health Festival

On March 18, 2005, Hualian

On May 15, 2005, 3,500 practitioners formed characters.

On December 25, 2005, 4,000 practitioners formed a Falun symbol.

2005, in Chungli

On May 13, 2006, Falun Dafa Day, in front of Taipei City Government Building