“Dance for Peace” was the theme of the 11th Annual Dance Parade and Festival in Manhattan last Saturday. Falun Gong practitioners entered a float decorated with lotus flowers followed by practitioners playing the waist drums and demonstrating the exercises. Nearly 10,000 spectators and 167 different groups gathered along Broadway to celebrate the joyful event.
Falun Gong practitioners in Indonesia, together with those from Singapore, held a series of activities in the last two months to introduce this ancient Chinese cultivation practice to the public. This report features photos of group exercises, marches, exercise instruction at shopping malls, and rallies in front of government buildings in the cities of Batam and Tanjung Pinang.
In honor of World Falun Dafa Day, Falun Dafa practitioners did the exercises together in a park in Helsinki and put up posters so that pedestrians could learn about this ancient practice that is being persecuted in China. A lawyer passing by said he was aware of the suppression in China. “If the basic freedom of belief cannot be protected [in China], that is really terrible,” he commented.
When a paralyzed woman developed the wish to practice Falun Gong, amazing things began to happen.
Despite being detained, held in a forced labor camp, and discharged from public office, a practitioner now says, "I made the most fortunate decision—I chose to practice Falun Gong!"
Residents and visitors in Limassol, Cyprus, had the opportunity to learn about Falun Gong and the persecution in China. Children, in particular, were eager to try the exercises.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Dafa Day Recognition ~
~ Health Benefits ~
~ Clarifying the Truth ~
~ Grassroots Resistance in China ~
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
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all