Indiana, USA: Falun Gong Practitioners Take Part in Anderson City Culture Festival (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On June 20 2009, Falun Dafa practitioners of Indiana were invited to the Culture Festival in Anderson City for the second time. Last year, the local newspaper headlined Falun Gong's exercise demonstration and other performances. So this time, the organizers moved Falun Gong's performance to be the first one on stage.
Falun Gong practitioners are performing on waist drums
Deputy Mayor of Anderson City, Mr. Greg Graham, talks with Falun Gong practitioners
Deputy Mayor of Anderson City Mr. Greg Graham and Falun Gong practitioners
Clarifying the truth to the visitors
When the culture festival started, Deputy Mayor Graham gave an opening speech. Next, the Falun Gong practitioners in golden yellow suites performed on waist drums. The exciting performance received loud applause. After the drum performance, the practitioners demonstrated the five sets of exercises, which allowed the audience to experience the peace and serenity of Falun Gong practitioners. Many people were taking photos and video during the performance and demonstration.
When the practitioners exited the stage, Deputy Mayor Graham walked over and talked with them. The practitioners introduced Falun Dafa and told him about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Mr. Graham was shocked at the brutality of the Chinese regime. Later, he took a photo with participating Dafa practitioners.
The Falun Gong booth also attracted many passersby. Some people read the truth-clarifying display board and listened to practitioners' introduction of Falun Dafa. Some wanted to learn the exercises right away. A young man received a flier a few weeks ago at the "Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition". When he saw Falun Dafa again at the culture festival, he was very excited and wanted to learn the exercises immediately.