(Clearwisdom.net) More than two thousand Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world gathered in Chinatown, in New York City, on September 4, 2010, to participate in a grand march. The theme of the march was "Calling on Conscience. Stop Persecution." The march procession was so long that one couldn't see the end of the procession from the head. Many spectators were fascinated by the bright traditional national costumes worn by the march participants from around the world.


Three ladies dressed in traditional Vietnamese costumes: seventy-three-year-old Mrs. Li, sixty-six-year-old Diana and seventy-year-old Anna

Diana told the reporter in Vietnamese she had been practicing Falun Gong for eleven years. She used to have arthritis and had to ride a wheelchair. She felt younger and younger since she started practicing Falun Gong. Her arthritis as well as other diseases related to aging were all gone. Diana sympathized with the Falun Gong practitioners under persecution in China. She used "we" throughout the interview. She said, "We have gone through too much persecution. It is too cruel. I participate in the march to tell people that Falun Gong is great. We have no political aspirations, we just want the persecution to end."

The reporter was amazed how sixty-six-year-old Diana finished the hours of march easily and still looked refreshed. She was more amazed to to find out Mrs. Li, who had been interpreting for the reporter and Diana, was seventy-three. Mrs. Li not only walked the whole march in high spirits, but also clearly and quickly translated the interview.


Ms. Shi from Tokyo hopes more people will learn about the persecution.

Ms. Shi Yong looks as beautiful as her name. She has lived in Japan for ten years. She flew twelve hours from Tokyo to New York to participate. Her twin sister and her family in China have experienced harassment from the CCP's National Security. Ms. Shi participated in march as a member of the Divine Land Marching Band in Hong Kong. She said, "I saw many tourists from Mainland China when I was in Hong Kong. Some of them were very excited to see Falun Gong. To my surprise, I saw the same thing in New York. Some young Chinese people looked very excited to see our march. They hurried to get close to take pictures. I was very touched. Thinking more and more people are able to learn the true story of Falun Gong, I was very moved. Tears came to my eyes."

Director of the Divine Land Marching Band, Mr. Guo Mingzhen, traveled for twenty hours from Taiwan to New York to tell people "Falun Dafa is great."

The director of the Divine Land Marching Band in the march is a tall man. He has a straight figure and solemn-looking face. He was so focused despite of streaks of sweat on his face. His name is Guo Mingzhen. This is the fourth time he came from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to New York for the annual Falun Dafa experience sharing conference and to participate in marches and other events as director of the Divine Land Marching Band.

When the reporter asked Mr. Guo what he would like to tell the Chinese people in New York, Mr. Guo said without hesitation, "Falun Dafa is great! This is what I want to tell them. I have benefited from it in the past nine years. No word can describe my deep feeling." Mr. Guo could see the positive effect the Falun Gong march brought to the Chinese people in New York. "They opened their eyes widely and looked shaken. They were surprised to see such a big band of Chinese people."

Many practitioners travel to participate in activities in New York every year. They are also actively involved in in their local campaigns to end the persecution of Falun Gong. Like Mr. Guo, they will continue to expose the persecution and tell people Falun Dafa is great, until the persecution comes to an end.