[Videos l Photos] Falun Dafa Marks 25 Years With Grand Parade in Manhattan 法轮大法洪传25周年 纽约万人大游行

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The Divine Land Marching Band marches in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong Practitioners from Israel march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Yu Kong/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong Practitioners from Russia march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Edward Dye/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong Practitioners from Ukraine march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Yu Kong/The Epoch Times)

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

A Falun Gong lion dance team performs in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong practitioners hold wreaths with photos of people who were killed inside China for their beliefs during the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong Practitioners from South Korea march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

A little child passes out information about Falun Gong during a parade on World Falun Dafa Day in New York on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

A man watches the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong Practitioners from Argentina march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong practitioners wearing ethnic Chinese clothes, march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

A Falun Gong dragon dance team performs in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Evan Ningn/The Epoch Times)

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong Practitioners from Vietnam march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 12, 2017. (Mihut Savu/The Epoch Times)

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Mihut Savu/The Epoch Times)

A Falun Gong practitioner wears traditional Chinese clothing during a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Mihut Savu/The Epoch Times)

Japanese Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate the April 25 Peaceful Appeal

(Minghui.org) A march  for Falun Gong was held near the Asakusa Kannon Temple, a famous tourist spot in Tokyo, on April 16, 2017, to commemorate the upcoming 18th anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal, and raise awareness of the persecution of the meditation practice in China.

On April 25, 1999, approximately 10,000 practitioners peacefully appealed to the Chinese government in Beijing after the illegal arrests of fellow practitioners in Tianjin City. Three months later the campaign of human rights abuses officially began.

The event in Tokyo started with an exercise demonstration in the morning at a local park. The march was led by the local Tian Guo Marching Band, founded ten years ago by Falun Gong practitioners.

Exercise demonstration.

Falun Gong march near Asakusa Kannon Temple

The march attracted many tourists, and also reminded many Chinese of the appeal 18 years prior, which marked the beginning of Falun Gong’s courageous peaceful resistance against the Communist Party’s persecution.

A group of practitioners passed out materials during the march and talked to spectators on the street, informing them about the persecution and what Falun Gong is. Many tourists signed a petition to support Falun Gong.

Tellingpeople about the persecution.

Tourist signs petition condemning the persecution.

One gentleman said he used to live in Shanghai, and was well aware of the persecution. “The suppression of belief is insane,” he said. “You have done a great job raising awareness.”

Mr. Hiragana, a Japanese businessman, said to practitioners, “I went to Beijing last year. One of my Chinese friends told me his wife was arrested because of her Falun Gong belief. She has been jailed for five years.”

“My friend supports Falun Gong and loves his wife. I was very sad to see his family suffer. This persecution must be stopped.”

Mr. Hiragana supports Falun Gong.

After the march, practitioners assembled at Sumidagawa, and took a group photo to send greetings to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, for the upcoming World Falun Dafa Day (May 13) and the 25th anniversary of the public introduction of the practice in China.

Group photo taken to send World Falun Dafa Day (May 13) greetings to Master Li Hongzhi.

Background:

On April 23-24, 1999, police officials in Tianjin, a city near Beijing, assaulted and arrested dozens of Falun Gong practitioners who had gathered outside a magazine office to discuss errors in a recently-published article attacking Falun Gong. As word spread of the arrests and more Falun Gong practitioners inquired with officials, they were told they had to take their appeals to Beijing. The following day, April 25, some 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners spontaneously gathered at the central appeals office in Beijing, as they had been instructed by Tianjin officials. The gathering was peaceful and orderly. Several Falun Gong representatives were called in to meet with Chinese Premier, Zhu Rongji, and members of his staff. That evening, the concerns of Falun Gong practitioners were addressed, the arrested practitioners in Tianjin were released, and everyone went home.

Related article in Chinese: http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2017/4/21/“四二五”前-日本学员反迫害游行-民众支持(图)-345907.html

Source – http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2017/4/22/162929.html

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Stories of Falun Gong Practitioners 法轮功学员的故事

(https://youtu.be/zS2R9_d8HcI?list=PLD97B7BAA33146BE9)

Bulgarian Falun Gong practitioners in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 保加利亚法轮功学员在古城——Stara Zagora

On April 1, 2007, Falun Gong practitioners spread the truth of Falun Gong to the local people in the center of Stara Zagora in Bulgaria.

二零一七年四月一日,法轮功学员在Stara Zagora 的市中心广场弘法,向当地民众传播法轮功的真相。

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Try Being Good 广告之三:道德回升篇 (With English Subtitles)

(https://youtu.be/92mubaeQtO4)

Photo of the Week 本周图片 – Lima, Peru: Falun Dafa Day Celebrations in Metropolitan Park and Chinatown 秘鲁学员庆祝法轮大法日

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法轮功学员在Campo de marte公园的炼功点集体炼功

Group exercises at Campo de Marte

From –  http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2014/5/20/1262p.html(English),

 http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2014/5/19/292367p.html (Chinese)

Photo of the Week 本周图片 – Candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C. Marks 15 Years of Persecution 北美法轮功学员在国会山前的国家广场举行15年和平反迫害烛光夜悼

Candlelight Vigil: Silent Remembrance Marks 15 Years of Persecution  A father holds his daughter during a candle light vigil for Falun Gong practitioners who have died during the persecution in China, in Washington, D.C., on a July 17, 2014. (Edward Dai/Epoch … Continue reading

Photo of the Week 本周图片 – Falun Gong practitioners participated in a parade in Warsaw, Poland 波兰法轮大法受邀参加华沙多元文化节的大游行

 Reporter from a local media interviewing a practitioner  法轮功学员接受波兰国家媒体采访 From – http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2013/9/7/141869.html (English), http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2013/8/30/278865.html (Chinese)

Photo of the Week 本周图片 – Students in Bangkok learning to practice the Falun Gong exercises 泰国中学生学炼法轮功

From – http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2014/5/21/1270.html (English), http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2014/5/20/289518.html (Chinese)