Los Angeles County: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Los Angeles County held a series of activities to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day (May 13), marking the 28th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction, and the birthday of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. Having enjoyed improved health and uplifted morality through practicing Falun Dafa, practitioners expressed their deep gratitude to Master Li.
Due to the pandemic this year, the celebration took different formats instead of a large-scale public gathering. Practitioners in San Gabriel, and Rowland Heights did exercise demonstrations, displayed large banners, and held a car parade on May 3, 2020. They shared the benefits of Falun Dafa, and told people how to stay safe during the pandemic by sincerely reciting “Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great,” and for Chinese people, by quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
Practitioners paraded in cars with car-top posters bearing messages including, “Stay away from the Chinese Communist Party,” and “Keep in mind that ‘Falun Dafa is great’ Stay safe during the Pandemic.” Many people stopped to take pictures of the car parade.
A young man named Jie, who recently arrived in L.A. from China, was very touched by Falun Gong practitioners’ messages. He talked with a practitioner for a long time. Jie said, “I support you. You are great people. The CCP is wicked. The bottom line is that it lacks morality. It has been lying throughout the pandemic, and caused so many deaths!” He took a picture of the Falun Gong practitioners before he left.
The CCP’s lies about the coronavirus have awakened many people to the true nature of the CCP and made them rethink what the CCP had done to Falun Gong over the course of the 21-year persecution. Some people have openly said they used to have trouble believing how cruel the CCP has treated Falun Gong practitioners, but they have now seen through the CCP’s lies concerning COVID-19 and realized that it brutally tramples on people's lives.
Despite the hot weather, Falun Gong practitioners stood along the road holding banners. Many people, including passing by motorists and policemen, gave the practitioners the thumbs-up.