Falun Gong Practitioners Make Their Voices Heard in Washington D.C. (Photos)

(Clearwisdom.net) On July 15, 2011, more than 2500 Falun Gong practitioners from around the world held a grand march in Washington D.C., calling for the end to the persecution in China. Many also wanted to share their experiences of practicing Falung Gong, and benefiting from it. 

Tourists on the bus greet to practitioners. 

Clarifying the truth to tourists 

I hope that I won't have to come here again for ending the persecution.”
Ms. Wang is from Taiwan and living in the U.S.A. She started practicing Falun Gong in 2000, and comes to D.C. for the peaceful resistance rally and parade every year. “Every year, there are many people and politicians supporting us. We need to continue doing our best to let the public know about the persecution,” she said. 

Ms. Wang hopes that the persecution will end as soon as possible 

“The persecution is in China, but practitioners in China are like our brothers and sisters. Who would support them, if we don't support them? So, I come here every year, paying the traveling by myself” Ms. Wang said. 

Ms. Wang was a high school student when she first started practicing Falun Gong. She said, “My mother started first. I saw the big positive changes in her, so I started too.” 

“I have come here every year since 2000. I hope that this is the last time. Washington D.C. is the capital of the U.S.A., so I come here, hoping more people will pay attention to the persecution and help to end it. Every year, I hope that I don't have to come here again for the same reason.” 

Falun Gong renewed my body”
Ms. Wu from Toronto started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. “I come here to show people the beauty of Falun Gong. I want to tell people the truth of Falun Gong, and expose the brutal persecution,” she said. 

Ms. Wu 

Ms. Wu had a variety of diseases before practicing, including diseases of the cardiovascular system, bone joints, and digestive system. She is now a 70-year old lady, and can walk for hours in the parade, without feeling tired. “Falun Gong not only renewed my health, but also taught me the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I was deeply touched by its teachings when I first heard about it,” she said, “After practicing, my temper improved, and I don't feel jealous of other people.” 

They are happy, and I am also happy”
Mr. Zhang from Taiwan held a large “Falun Gong” banner in the parade. It was difficult to hold it, due to the wind. When asked how he felt, he smiled, “I don't feel tired. When I saw that tourists were happy to take photos of my banner, I was happy too.” 

Mr. Zhang has been practicing Falun Gong for ten years. “I want to tell people how much I have benefited from practicing Falun Gong, physically and spiritually. However it has been persecuted in China, so I come here to show my support to the fellow practitioners in China,” Mr. Zhang said. 

Young practitioners from Minghui School in Toronto 

Young practitioners from the Minghui School in Toronto also joined the parade. Although they are young, most have been practicing for many years. They also wanted to come here to make their voices heard.

Posting date: 7/20/2011
Category: July 20-Persecution Begins
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