(Clearwisdom.net) On July 17, Falun Gong practitioners from Thailand held a rally and march in Bangkok, calling upon the international community to help stop the 10-year long persecution of Falun Gong.

At the rally, practitioners who escaped from China talked about their own experiences of being tortured and witnessing the persecution.

After the rally, practitioners held a march, where they unfurled banners reading, "Falun Dafa Is Good" "The World Needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" and "Only Dissolving the CCP Can Stop the Persecution." They held photos of those who lost their lives in the persecution and distributed truth-clarifying information. The march caught the attention of many passersby, then took the offered informational materials.

At night, practitioners held a candlelight vigil in memory of those who were tortured to death in the persecution.


Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. The practice involves slow, gentle movements and meditation. It is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, and free of charge. Its principles are based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practice began in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China and then beyond. Its beneficial effects in uplifting an individual's physical, mental, and spiritual health, not to mention its positive influence in the community and society as a whole, have been undeniable. In fact, Falun Gong is practiced by over 100 million people in 60 countries. The main works of Falun Gong are available in over 30 languages.

On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Since the start of the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners throughout the world have been constantly speaking out about the truth of Falun Gong and exposing the CCP's crimes in a tireless effort to end the persecution.