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New York: Falun Gong Practitioners Appear in St. Patrick's Day Parade in White Plains (Photos)

March 13, 2008 |   By a practitioner from New York

(Clearwisdom.net) On March 8, Falun Gong practitioners from New York State participated in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in White Plains for the fifth time. More than 60 groups took part in the parade.

Falun Gong practitioners' entry

The waist drum team

This was the 11th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in White Plains. The city police department, council members, government officials, firemen and students participated. Falun Gong practitioners performed "dragon and lion dances," and waist drums. They carried banners that read "Falun Dafa" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," which brought smiles and cheers from the crowds.

Mr. Joseph Delfino, the mayor of White Plains, welcomed each group. John Martin, the organizer of the parade, said he was delighted to have a group representing Chinese culture in the parade.