The Falun Gong group's waist drum team was invited to perform in this year's Philadelphia Independence Day parade, making this their 18th year of participation in this grand celebration in the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence. Impressed with their performance, one spectator said, “I think this group should lead the parade.” Another said, “I don't know why, but I am moved beyond words.”
Joining community celebrations of the nation's liberty, Falun Gong groups participated in Independence Day parades across the U.S.
The practitioners' floats, waist drum teams, and lion dances impressed spectators in Toronto, Vancouver, and Banff.
"The world needs peace and tolerance. The Falun Gong group brings peace to us," one spectator said.
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~ Clarifying the Truth ~
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