(Minghui.org) May 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public. On the occasion of celebrating World Falun Dafa Month, Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis wrote the following letter to extend warm greetings to Falun Dafa practitioners for World Falun Dafa Month.

As Mayor of Minneapolis, I am pleased to extend warm greetings on behalf of our citizens to those gathering today for for World Falun Dafa Month.

I know many residents of Minneapolis and the surrounding area are enjoying practicing Falun Dafa, an ancient form of exercise and meditation. I hope the events you have planned for today are a success and that your goals for celebrating and sharing the principles of Falun Dafa are achieved.

I join many elected leaders across the country in opposing the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China. I hope that 2012 World Falun Dafa Month brings heightened awareness to the peaceful appeals of practitioners around the world to end the illegal detainment to practitioners in China.

Congratulations again as you gather to celebrate World Falun Dafa Month at the Truthfulness Compassion Tolerance International Exhibit on May 2nd & 3rd 2012 held at the University of Minnesota.


Mayor R.T. Rybak

City of Minneapolis