Around-the-Globe SOS! Earthwalk Kicks-off in Seattle, Washington

On August 22, in the beautiful emerald city of Seattle, 15 Falun Dafa practitioners have taken their first steps in kicking off a historic, around-the-globe SOS! Earthwalk. The event is entirely self-motivated and is triggered by the recent hunger strike at Masanjia Labor camp by 130 Falun Dafa practitioners as well as the illegal sentence and imprisonment of the US permanent resident, Dr. Chunyan Teng. The mission is to increase public awareness of the severity of persecution of Falun Dafa in China, call for support and help to rescue the 130 Falun Dafa practitioners and Dr. Teng, and also offer the public an opportunity to know more about the profound teachings of Falun Dafa.

Reuters: U.S. Falun Gong members start 900-mile protest march

SEATTLE, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A dozen members of the banned Chinese spiritual movement Falun Gong started a 900-mile (1,440-km) trek from Seattle to San Francisco on Wednesday amid a chilly rain to protest China' campaign against the group.

Photo collection: Media Report on Seattle SOS Event

John Zheng of Seattle holds a protest sign before accompanying about a dozen other Falun Gong supporters at the start of their protest march from Seattle, Washington to San Francisco, California on August 22, 2001. The protestors are walking 900 miles in 50 days to bring attention to the political imprisonment of U.S. resident Dr. Teng Chunyan who is sentenced to three years in a Chinese prison after she protested in China the crackdown of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese government. Prior to her arrest, Teng operated a clinic in New York City. REUTERS/Anthony P. Bolante

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