(Clearwisdom.net) On New Year's Day, Falun Gong practitioners joined the Culture Parade in Bali, Indonesia. Their Divine Land Marching Band, waist drum team, banner team and float were warmly welcomed by the spectators. Falun Gong is a well-known group in Bali and is supported by people from all walks of life.

At the opening ceremony, the spokesman of the city council of Tabanan, I Ketut Suryadi, said that Falun Gong practitioners brought new feelings for the New Year. He said Falun Gong practitioners are like candles, illuminating Tabanan: "Let us have a new beginning in the New Year."

Kadek Raisila, the local contact person for Falun Gong, spoke about the persecution and the organ harvesting happening in China. Mr. I Ketut Suryadi said that the international community should pay attention to the human rights situation in China. "The persecution of Falun Gong clearly violates human rights," he said.