About 10,000 practitioners from 58 countries attended the conference, which was held on Sunday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Dafa, came onto the stage at around 2 p.m. to lecture and answer questions for about two hours. Thirteen practitioners also spoke at the conference, talking about how their lives have changed for the better since taking up the practice.
As part of events in New York City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public, nearly 10,000 practitioners from around the world staged a magnificent parade through Manhattan. With marching bands, floats, banners and practitioners in ethnic dress, the parade made a big impact on New Yorkers and visitors. Many people were moved by the beauty of the parade. As one spectator shared, "I am grateful for this beautiful day.”
Four-Day Celebration of Falun Dafa Day Kicks Off at Union Square with Group Exercises and Performing Arts Show
More than 10,000 practitioners from 57 countries will be participating in Falun Dafa events all over New York City from May 11 to 14. A spokesman for the Falun Dafa Association in New York showed the spectators gathered at Union Square the proclamations and letters of congratulations honoring “World Falun Dafa Day” from over 100 government officials and lawmakers in the state of New York.
Over 3,500 Falun Dafa practitioners assembled in the rain on Governor's Island and at Gantry Plaza State Park in formations depicting large Chinese characters.
In celebration of World Falun Dafa Day, practitioners around the world held a series of activities, including rallies, parades, musical performances, and exercise demonstrations, and continued raising awareness about the persecution in China.
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~ Accounts of Persecution ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
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