“I’ve never seen such beautiful outfits - really nice, really attractive.” Many people clapped, and some enthusiastically waved and greeted the celestial maidens as they passed by.
On March 17th, 2012, the Auburn City Hall hosted the Africultures Festival in Auburn Park. Falun Gong practitioners set up a booth to introduce the beauty of the spiritual practice and how it is welcomed around the world. They also exposed the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China.
Many local citizen were interested in Falun Gong. Ms. Grace, a senior citizen, took many photos of the waist drum team. She felt the strong energy field from the practitioners' performance. She was glad to see them in this parade.
“On July 20th, 1999, I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and signed a letter to urge the government to talk with the practitioners. I was held in a forced labour camp for 18 months as a result.”
The 25th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Toronto was held on March 11th. For the sixth year, the Divine Land Marching Band, consisting of local Falun Gong practitioners, was invited to perform at the parade.
“In Canada, we have a million people of Chinese descent, including practitioners of Falun Gong, and these people, these Chinese Canadians demonstrate, as do all other Canadians, a capacity to use and to flourish under a system of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”
Shen Yun Performing Arts put on three rousing shows in the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on March 3rd and 4th. All shows were sold out with additional seats even being added to accommodate the audience overflow.
On February 18th, 2012, Falun Gong practitioners in Sacramento, California participated in a local annual Chinese New Year celebration. They set up a table to introduce Falun Gong and distributed flyers and special editions on Falun Gong.
“Why is Falun Gong not suppressed in other countries and practitioners can hang up their banners in public?” I responded, “Why would they suppress Falun Gong? Falun Gong has been embraced around the world and has been recognised with many proclamations. Only the Chinese Communist Party, an evil party, attacks Falun Gong."
On February 11th, Falun Gong practitioners in Malaysia participated in the Chinese New Year Parade in Johor Bahru, the capital of Johor.
The 24th Chinese New Year Gala in Quincy, MA, was held by the Chinese Association and Chinese Medical Center in Quincy at a local high school on February 12th. Falun Gong practitioners had a booth at the gala, and raised awareness about Falun Gong and the persecution.
Falun Dafa was introduced during the International Seminar on Physical Education, Recreation, and Yogic sciences, held at Banaras Hindu University from January 19th to 21st.
At the end of the rally outside the Chinese Consulate, Dr. Ke Ye urged the international community not to overlook human rights in China because of commercial interests. “Remaining silent in the face of this largest human rights atrocity is a shame and a crime.”
On February 16th, 2012, Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong visited Taiwan. The Falun Gong Human Rights Lawyer Group in Taiwan filed a lawsuit with the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office, charging Guo Jinlong for his involvement in the crime of genocide.
"The wife of a surgeon revealed the organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners after her husband confessed to removing corneas from 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners at a hospital in Liaoning province while Bo was governor."
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