(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners have attended the Eno River Festival on Independence Day in Durham, North Carolina for several years in a row. This year, they demonstrated the exercises, passed out informational materials and collected signatures to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. Through these activities, more and more local citizens are learning about the persecution in China.

Demonstrating the exercises

Signing to support Falun Gong

Signing to support Falun Gong

Mr. Well of Durham comes to the festival every year. He is knowledgeable about the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist regime. This year, when he saw the practitioners, he approached their booth and signed his name. His friend was surprised that the nine-year-long persecution is still going on.

Many people were delighted by the hand-made paper lotus flowers. They accepted the flowers and other materials and signed their names to support Falun Gong.

The Eno River Festival in Durham started in 1966. Since then, it has become a local tradition every Independence Day.