(Clearwisdom.net) The annual Canton Liberty Parade was held on June 18 this year. Falun Gong was one of the 90 or so groups that participated in this parade, and it presented the beauty of Falun Dafa and its unique style to the local residents.

Exercise Demonstration

Banner "Falun Dafa is good"

Fan Dance

Waist Drum Team

Among the processions, Falun Gong's Waist Drum Team was the most outstanding. The drummers were in golden yellow uniforms, marching four in a row. The sound of the drumbeats was thunderous and the scene was joyful and awe-inspiring.

A truck towing a decorated float led the Falun Gong procession. Both western and Chinese practitioners demonstrated the five sets of exercises on the float. Closely following the float were two large blue banners that read, "Truthfulness Compassion Tolerance" and "Falun Dafa is Good". Next came two young practitioners. While greeting the audience with their pure smiles, one held a lotus flower and the other held a flower fan.

Accompanied by the music "Falun Dafa is good", was the Fan Dance. Two pairs of dancers in red or pink costumes danced to the music. They attracted a lot of attention from the spectators along the streets.

Passing out fliers

People reading the fliers

Practitioners not in the procession were busy passing out truth-clarification fliers and some clarified truth about Falun Gong to the reporters on the scene. A lot of fliers were distributed along the one-mile-long route. Many people read them carefully.

A Congressman from Canton Mr. Thaddeus G. McCotter also participated in the parade. Recently, he signed on a motion supporting Falun Gong. The practitioners thanked him for his support and they took a photo together.

Photo with Congressman Mr. Thaddeus McCotter

Canton lies to the west of Detroit. This is a relatively new city and many Chinese moved to this area in recent years. This parade is the second large-scale community activity Falun Gong practitioners have participated in this year since the State Celebration Parade in Lansing in May.