South Korea: 2,000 March for Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) Two thousand people participated in a march in Seoul, South Korea, last Saturday, showcasing the peace and positive values of Falun Gong and exposing the severe persecution of the practice in China.
The participants hailed from 12 Asian countries and areas, including South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Singapore.
Led by the Tian Guo Marching Band, made up of 170 practitioners, the march passed by a series of famous local tourist spots.
The Tian Guo Marching BandThe “celestial maiden” team in the marchDemonstrating the exercises on the floatThe first banner reads: “Falun Gong is practiced in more than 100 countries and has benefited millions of people.”Calling for the prosecution of former dictator Jiang Zemin for launching the persecution
Piao Xianzhen (middle), a college student traveling in Seoul, was seeing Falun Gong for the first time and thought it looked very peaceful and relaxing. “I truly hope that the practitioners in China will soon be able to practice this freely,” he said.
Local citizen Hong Minshu followed the march for a few miles.
“The march cheered me up,” she said. “I am energized now.”
“I had heard about the persecution of Falun Gong, but I didn't know so many people practiced it until seeing the march today,” she added.
Sharing the Message of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
Quan Hongda, the chair of the Falun Dafa Association in South Korea, said, “The march shows the significance of spirituality. It shares the message of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which greatly benefits our communities.”
Kado (left 1), the chair of the Falun Dafa Association in Indonesia, said he was glad to come together with practitioners from various areas. He said, “I hope more Koreans will learn about Falun Gong through this march.”
Yuan Qiping from Vietnam started to practice Falun Gong five years ago. She said, “I often had surgeries before. Falun Gong healed my illnesses. I recommend Falun Gong to anyone seeking spiritual well-being and good health.”