(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners in Hsinchu, Taiwan celebrated World Falun Dafa Day in a Chudong Town park. They held a photo exhibition, bands played, had performances by young practitioners and a chorus, and a parade. Local officials gave congratulatory speeches. Many local residents came to watch.

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Lining up for the parade

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A man reads a poster

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Signing a petition calling for an end to the persecution

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"I want to learn Falun Gong."

"We got lotus bookmarks!"

Celebration rallyThe Divine Land Marching Band played "Falun Dafa is good" to open the celebration rally. Young practitioners recited Master's Hong Yin and sang on stage, winning warm applause.

Chorus of young practitioners

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Children listen to a practitioner's explanation of the persecution

Hsichu County Council member Luo Chi-hsiang said, "I have many friends who practice Falun Gong. Falun Gong is good. ... I wish the celebration rally success."

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Hsichu County Council member Luo Chi-hsiang: "I have contacted friends who practice Falun Gong. Falun Gong is good."

Hsichu County Council member Guo Yuan-chang said, "Falun Gong is very helpful to purify people's minds and improve our health and moral values. In the future, I will practice Falun Gong if I have time. I think the celebration activity is helpful to promote Falun Gong. I will assist the spread of Falun Gong. Falun Gong is really good."

Hsichu County Council member Guo Yuan-chang said, "Falun Gong is really good."

Chen Cheng-long, secretary of Hsichu County Council Speaker, "Falun Dafa is absolutely good and righteous."

Parade catches people's attention

A parade was held after the rally. Chudong town is an important town in Hsichu County. The Divine Land Marching Band, consisting of more than 120 practitioners, led the procession, followed by banners, dancers and waist drummers.

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Watching the parade

The parade passed busy streets and residential areas. Local residents were enthralled. Some took photos. Employees in shops along the parade route came out to watch. A shop owner handed over his business card and said he would learn Falun Gong. One man said, "I have never seen such magnificent parade. You should have them more often."

Chinese medicine doctor Chen Wen-i

Chinese medicine doctor Chen Wen-I said, "Before I practiced Falun Gong, I drank wine at least once a week until drunk. After practicing Falun Gong, I stopped drinking. My mother and wife couldn't believe it. Then my mother also started to practice Falun Gong. Her illness disappeared. Everyone felt it was marvelous."

Retired teacher Yang Tian-ren

Retired teacher Yang Tian-ren said, "My child used to ask me during school break, 'Daddy, why are you sick always during school break?' After I practiced Falun Gong, I have never been back to the hospital. My hair was half white before. After practicing Dafa, my hair turned to black."

The band gave another performance after the parade and then the day's events drew to a close.