Practitioners of Falun Gong introduced the meditation and self-improvement practice at the nine-day event that brought together politicians, non-governmental organizations, and community leaders. Many attendees stopped by the practitioners' booth to learn the Falun Gong exercises. One of them said, “This practice is special. People need this kind of peacefulness.”
The peaceful exercises demonstrated by practitioners at the Falun Gong booth piqued the interest of many event goers interested in environmentally friendly food, products, and lifestyles. Nearly 200 vendors participated in the event, which toured such major cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
A June 16 rally in front of the San Francisco Chinese Consulate drew attention to the plight of families experiencing persecution for their belief. Family members and supporters called for the release of parents, cousins and friends imprisoned in China because they practice Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual practice based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.
Mr. Gao Yixi died just ten days after he was arrested for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. The police denied his family's request for an independent autopsy.
A rather naughty seven-year-old boy started practicing Falun Dafa with his father and developed good moral values. He is now a role model at his school.
Officers are going to the homes of practitioners and demanding to know if they still practice Falun Gong, wanting personal questions answered, taking their picture, and even arresting some of them.
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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