(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in the San Francisco bay area held a car parade in Hayward on March 6, 2021 to showcase the beauty of Falun Dafa and expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Dafa practitioners in China. 

Practitioners took a group photo before the start of the car parade.

Cars with mounted banners drove along the streets in Hayward.

Cars with mounted banners and signage drove past supermarkets in Hayward, California.

A pedestrian reads the signs mounted on cars..Local resident signs the petition to call for an end to the persecution.

Saddened by the Persecution

The practitioners first did the Falun Dafa exercises at Gansberger Park in Hayward. Lili, who often take walks in the park, was drawn by the peaceful scene and asked what the exercises were. When practitioners told her it was Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) and the practice was based on the principles Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, she exclaimed happily, “I like this!”

Lili told practitioners she was a Christian and many Christians are persecuted in China. After reading a brochure about the organ harvesting, she said, “I've heard about this. The CCP is terrible. How can they do something like that, taking people’s organs and killing them. It makes me feel very sad. I hope the U.S government will end its relationship with the regime.”

Ms. Guo, who lives in the southern bay area, participated in the car rally. She explained that the cars would drive through Hayward, Newark and Union City that day. The event was held to promote Falun Dafa, inform people about the brutalities committed by the CCP, and encourage them to reject communism.

Ms. Guo said that practitioners came up with the idea of holding car parades after usual parades were banned due to the outbreak of the CCP virus. The car parades, which are held every week, have been very effective. Every time, people take photos and give practitioners a thumbs up. “The last time we held a parade in San Jose a Westerner shouted: ‘The CCP is bad!'” Another man said: ‘You should have done this sooner. We hope the CCP will collapse quickly. We don’t want it to expand to the West.’”

As practitioners were mounting the signs on the cars, a man who lived nearby walked past and gave them a thumbs up. He said, “I oppose the CCP. I support you in exposing its atrocities through the car rally. There is a female coworker at my workplace who came from China. She dislikes the CCP as well. The CCP does nothing but bad things, even sending female spies to seduce members of congress in my electorate.” He was happy to accept some printed information.

Chris hopes people get to know about Falun Gong through the car parade.

Chris, a Western Falun Gong practitioner, also participated in the rally. He said that through these events people can learn about the crimes committed by the CCP. At the same time, he hopes people realize how good Falun Dafa is.

Chris said that people saw how the CCP covered up of the pandemic and became aware of how the regime is harming people. They stopped believing what the CCP says, and now it's easier for them to accept the truth. “You can tell from people’s response. Many of them give us a thumbs up,” he said.

Communism Threatens Everyone

Kiros Ghimay, a technician from Africa, said he agrees with Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.

Kiros Ghimay, a technician from Africa, said he followed the cars in the rally. “I like the beautiful music you play. I wish you success,” he said.

Kiros said he loved seeing the car parade. “I dislike the CCP. They are also in Africa but they are not popular. We hope it will collapse, not only in China but everywhere in the world. The CCP must stop doing bad things,” he said.

A car with information about Falun Gong mounted on top.

Kiros asked about Falun Gong as he saw a sign mentioning the spiritual discipline on a car. When he learned that it is a form of cultivation practice based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, Kiros said he agrees with these values. He added, “I like Falun Gong.”

When he learned about the persecution practitioners in China are subjected to, he said, “That’s why I don’t like communism. It is a threat to people everywhere.”

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