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Seoul, South Korea: Rally and March Held to Call Attention to the Persecution

July 29, 2020 |   By a Falun Gong practitioner in South Korea

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners held a rally and march in Seoul, South Korea on July 19, 2020, to mark 21 years of peacefully protesting the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution.

Over 700 practitioners gathered in downtown Seoul with face masks worded “Heaven disintegrates the CCP,” “Stop the persecution of Falun Gong,” and so on. The large banner worded “The 21st Anniversary of Protesting the Persecution. Only Disintegrating the CCP Can Stop the Persecution” was eye-catching.

Falun Gong practitioners march through Seoul, South Korea on July 19, 2020.

The event was led by the Tian Guo Marching Band. Before the march, practitioners solemnly commemorated fellow practitioners who have died due to the persecution.

Rally held before the march to commemorate fellow practitioners who died due to the persecution.

Kwon Hong-Dae, director of the Falun Dafa Association of South Korea, stated, “Falun Gong practitioners have protested the persecution for 21 years. We are here to raise awareness of the CCP’s nature and to help people make a wise choice for the future when the CCP is brought to justice.”

Kwon Hong-Dae, director of the Falun Dafa Association of South Korea, addresses the rally.

He pointed out that over 360 million Chinese people have quit their memberships in the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

Dr. Kim, director of the Korea Institute for International Strategy

Dr. Kim, director of the Korea Institute for International Strategy, said, “Falun Gong practitioners are admired in their requesting disintegration of the CCP when the whole of South Korea fears the Party.”

“The politicians in South Korea should challenge the CCP and say no to the tyranny in an upright and dignified way. To stop the CCP’s persecution, members of National Assembly should participate in this rally and speak up against the Party.”

Dr. Kim had a live broadcast of the rally and march on his social media page so that more people could see the event.

The march departed at 2:00 p.m. from Cheonggyecheon Hanguang Plaza, and passed through the bustling streets of Myeongdong, the Bank of Korea, and the Chinese Embassy. It ended near Namsan, a famous scenic spot in South Korea. The total distance was about two kilometers (1.24 miles).

Spectators take photos.

A spectator waves to practitioners.

A passerby learns about Falun Gong.

Practitioners distribute information about Falun Gong and the persecution.