Maryland, USA: Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in Labor Day Parades in Two Cities
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners participated in Labor Day parades in two cities near Washington, D.C. on September 2, 2019–one in the morning in Kensington, MD and another in the afternoon in Gaithersburg, MD.
Labor Day Parade in Kensington, MD
US Congressman Jamie Raskin was photographed with Falun Gong practitioners. Ruskin said that this was his first time seeing practitioners in a parade.
Christina and her husband had heard of Falun Gong. Her husband said, “The message of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is important. It is what our society needs.”
Phillip Adgett knew about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. He said, “Freedom of speech and freedom of belief are very important. Every single voice will make the rock melt. They [Falun Gong practitioners] will win. God is with them!”
Ali is a policymaker for federal agencies and a professor of IT management at George Mason University. He said he would help raise awareness of the persecution.
Montgomery County Labor Day Parade
Council Vice President Sidney Katz of Montgomery County said, “I am pleased to see that Falun Gong practitioners bring positive messages to the community.”
Council member Gabe Albornoz of Montgomery County said practitioners’ message of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is more important than ever, not only in the United States but also worldwide.