On the evening of January 13, practitioners from the Tampa Bay Area held a candlelight vigil at St. Petersburg's famous attraction, the Pier, to raise awareness of the escalating persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in China. As people passed by, we shared with them what is happening in China. We performed the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts. The visitors were attracted to our peaceful movements and found it inconceivable that the peaceful exercises could be persecuted in China with over 300 people losing their lives. Some people learned the Dafa exercises on the spot and many people accepted Dafa flyers and expressed their support.