(Minghui.org) Nearly 1000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered at Toronto City Hall Square on May 12, 2018. They held a group practice, a parade and art performances to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Several elected officials and supporters spoke at the rally.
Falun Gong practitioners in Toronto celebrate World Falun Dafa Day and wish Master Li a happy birthday.
Falun Gong group practice.
Elected officials and Falun Gong practitioners shout, “Falun Dafa is good!”
Parade passing by downtown and Chinatown.
Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Kent speaks at the rally. He extended congratulations from Andrew Scheer, Leader of Conservative Party.
Former MP Wladyslaw Lizon said kindness would prevail evilness.
Former MP Brad Butt said he would continue speaking out for Falun Gong.
Chairman Majed El Shafie of One Free World International said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) would never be successful in destroying practitioners' belief, even though the CCP conducts a brutal persecution including state-sanctioned live organ harvesting.
Sheng Xue, Vice Chairman of the International PEN Writer's Peace Committee and Vice Chairman of the Democratic Frontier, said, “Falun Gong practitioners have done miraculous things since the persecution started 19 years ago. It will be seen as the greatest protest in modern history.”
Toronto resident Ricard (left) and Jason were drawn by the celebration event.
Mary Macarkur (left) and Bea Bardsley, sisters, commended the performances.
Dylan Yurco (right) who studies music praises the music that the Falun Gong practitioners performed. Julia Girmenia was happy to see the performances.
Federico Cortes and girlfriend watch the parade. Cortes was impressed with the Tian Guo Marching Band. They were indignant of the CCP's persecution.
Kelso and wife Rain watched the parade outside of a restaurant. They know Falun Gong well and support it.