Japan: March Held in Tokyo Calling for an End to the Persecution of Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of October 22, 2011, Falun Dafa practitioners and supporters marched in Tokyo to raise awareness of the ongoing persecution in China and call for an end to the persecution.
After a rainy morning, the weather turned bright around noon, leading more people and tourists to come out to the streets. The march started at Cedar Park in Shinjuku District and was led by the Divine Land Marching Band. A team of practitioners followed, demonstrating the Falun Dafa exercises. They were followed by an array of Falun Gong banners and signs calling for an end to the brutal persecution.
Many parade spectators asked for Falun Gong fliers. Some said they recognized Falun Gong because they had seen the group practicing the exercises in Ueno Park.
Many people who showed support expressed their concern for the safety of Chinese Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. Many encouraged the practitioners to continue their efforts, and condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
When the march went through the Okubo area where many Chinese reside, some Chinese people stood along the street and watched the march quietly. As practitioners passed out fliers, they readily accepted them and began reading right away.
Practitioner Mr. Wu has participated in many Falun Gong events. He said the purpose of this march was to help more Japanese and Chinese people in Japan learn the truth and not be deceived by the CCP propaganda, so as to end the 12-year-long persecution of Falun Gong as soon as possible.