Over 300 practitioners participated in the march in Brooklyn, which was led by the Tian Guo Marching Band and included an exercise demonstration, float, flag team, and waist drum troupe. Impressed by their performance, many local Chinese residents praised the march and took materials to learn more about Falun Gong. Some knew of the crimes committed by the Chinese regime and didn’t hesitate to renounce their Communist Party memberships.
Several of the speakers reminded everyone how important it is to study the teachings with care and attention, to look inward, to remain diligent, and to communicate with other practitioners. Many who attended the conference said they learned a great deal. One in particular said he better understood the importance of righteous belief, what great things practitioners have done, and just how precious the group environment is.
Fearing Falun Gong’s widespread popularity, Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), initiated the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, leading to the imprisonment and deaths of countless practitioners over the past 18 years. To inform the public of the benefits of Falun Gong and its persecution by the CCP, practitioners in China have had to be creative, including hanging informative banners and posters in public places.
Many fairgoers showed support for practitioners' efforts to end the persecution in China, and some expressed interest in learning the Falun Gong exercises.
Like other Chinese immigrants, Wei works hard and her professional skills are very high. But the difference is that she does not have stress and enjoys her life every day. The restaurant owner is impressed by her peaceful attitude and tolerance of others.
An elementary school teacher used every opportunity to introduce traditional Chinese culture to her students and created a good environment in which to explain the facts about Falun Gong to her colleagues.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ People in China Awaken to the Truth ~
~ Journeys of Cultivation ~
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