(Clearwisdom.net) The second annual San Diego Lantern Festival and Street Fair was held on August 26-28. Local Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in the festival and demonstrated the exercises on stage.

The festival was decorated with 6,000 colorful lanterns. Festival attendees watched performances of singing, dance, martial arts, lion dance and a parade. US Congresswoman Susan Davis and other local politicians attended the opening ceremony.

A family stops to learn about Falun Gong

Passing out flyers

Demonstrating the exercises

People learning the exercises

Signing the petition

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises and set up a booth. They passed out informational materials. Many visitors learned about Falun Gong and the persecution in China. Some of them learned the exercises, and some signed the petition to stop the persecution.