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Report on the July 20th Candlelight Vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate in New York City

July 27, 2002 |   By Dafa Practitioners in New York

(Clearwisdom.net) July 19th local time [July 20th Beijing time] was the third anniversary of the beginning of Jiang regime's persecution against Falun Gong. Practitioners from New York gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in New York City for a candlelight vigil and to send forth righteous thoughts. Without organizing, without any summons, the righteous thoughts of "Together to End the Persecution of Falun Gong" fused us together.

I asked every practitioner, "What made you think about coming here for the vigil and to send forth righteous thoughts? How long will you stay?" Some practitioners said, "I have to work in the daytime, so I came here for the vigil and sending forth righteous thoughts after work. I will come both of these days to clarify the truth of the persecution to the public."

One practitioner said, "I came to the Chinese Consulate to send forth righteous thoughts and to eliminate the interference and persecution in other dimensions. So long as it has the effect of spreading Dafa and clarifying the truth, I will do whatever I can. I plan to send forth righteous thoughts here continuously, for 24 hours."

Another practitioner said, "The reasons I chose to send forth righteous thoughts tonight in front of the Chinese Consulate are because I wish to compassionately tell those who are still conducting the evil persecution against Falun Gong the serious consequences they are facing. I would like to employ all possible opportunities to let the staff of the Chinese Consulate get to know us- and that the people who cultivate Truthfulness- Compassion- Forbearance are innocent and are being persecuted. Also, I wish to clarify the truth to the general public, so that they, together with us, might appeal to stop the persecution against Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance."

Different practitioners said, "Over the past three years, how many families have been broken up? How many people have died unjustly? How many beings were deceived by the lies? The sentient beings have paid such a tremendous price because of Jiang's selfishness. The world needs 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.' We hereby call from the bottom of our hearts for the awakening of all kind-heated people around the world!"