Falun Gong Permitted to Meditate During 2002 Olympics

Associated Press

By Rich Vosepka, Associated Press Writer

Thursday December 13, 2001

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Followers of a spiritual practice outlawed in China have been given permits to meditate en masse during the 2002 Olympics.
City officials and Olympic leaders have designated a number of protest zones where gatherings will be allowed during the Feb. 8-24 games.
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"They just want to show the world that peace is a good thing,'' said Josh Ewing, spokesman for Mayor Rocky Anderson. Followers of the practice meditate, exercise and read from books.
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Falun Dafa is one of two groups that has already been allotted time in the protests zones.
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