Photo Report: New York City 24-hour candlelight vigil begins on April 24
Practitioners in New York began a 24-hour candlelight vigil on the eve of the two-year anniversary of the April 25th event in Beijing. Approximately 150 practitioners gathered to demonstrate the exercises outside the Chinese consulate building in New York City. The sun was setting, casting a bright light on the neat rows of practitioners, while the sky turned a dark red and blue. After completing the exercises, a bell was rung 190 times, once for each practitioner who died as a result of the persecution in China. This ceremony was very solemn, and the peaceful bell sound could be heard above the roar of the traffic. Practitioners will carry out this vigil for the following 24 hours, until 6PM on April 25.
Category: Rallies & Protests