New York: Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing Wins People's Hearts
(Minghui.org) The annual Flushing Lunar New Year parade was held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, in Queens, New York.
Falun Dafa practitioners were invited to attend the parade by event organizers again this year. They had a large group of several hundred practitioners and many different sections and themes. Practitioners also handed out information about the meditation practice to the spectators who lined the streets.
The Falun Dafa practitioners' parade entry included traditional Chinese themes, such as floats, lion and dragon dances, and waist drum performances, as well as a Global Quit the CCP Center contingent.
Ms. Yi Rong, who coordinates the Global Quitting the CCP Service Center, said 350 million people have withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated associations to date.
“We hope more people learn the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong and choose to withdraw from the CCP,” she said.
Zhao Xiaoping was tortured in China by the communist regime for handing out copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. She said the communist regime has been brutally persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners in China, who are good people, and many practitioners have been killed by the authorities for their organs.
“Those who commit such bad deeds will be punished by heaven. We hope that, by explaining that Falun Gong is good to these people, they will quit the CCP and be blessed,” she said.
Spectator: Falun Gong Is the Best
Many Chinese people watched the parade in the rain. They praised the Falun Gong entry saying it was beautiful, spectacular and that they agreed with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Ms. Cai is originally from Shanghai but has lived in the United States for many years. She has seen Falun Dafa practitioners participate in parades for more than a decade. “Falun Gong is the best,” she said. “They look magnificent in the parade.”
She hopes Falun Gong will continue to grow and spread to every corner in the world. She also hopes it can be freely practiced in China someday. “Falun Dafa practitioners have exposed the lies spread by the communist regime,” she said.