(Clearwisdom.net, September 22, 2003)

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The Annual St. Louis Hot Air Balloon Race was held in Forest Park of St. Louis at 4 pm on September 21. People started arriving at the park in the morning. The parking lots and roadsides were crowded with cars. As they did in previous years, Falun Gong practitioners came in the morning, hung up their Dafa banners and put out their truth-clarification display boards. Some practitioners demonstrated the five sets of exercises, some distributed truth-clarification materials and some collected signatures to rescue Charles Li.

People stopped to look at our exercise demo and display boards. Many of them had heard about the cruel persecution of hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in China. On hearing that American citizen Dr. Li is still in Chinese jail, they realized how close this trampling of human nature is and came to sign their names.

Some came to sign their names at the booth after reading truth-clarification materials about Falun Dafa. Some tourists took pictures of the exercise demos. Some sat down to watch the demo for a long time. Some came to ask for group exercise information so that they could learn the exercises too. Pointing at the practitioners demonstrating the Falun Dafa exercises, a young mother said to her child, "Look! How beautiful it is!"