On August 4th 2007, the day before the Cavalcade marking the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival, the European Divine Land Marching Band, which is composed of Falun Gong practitioners from the U.K and other European countries, held a parade supporting the twenty four million people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Other activities were also held at tourist spots around Edinburgh to promote Falun Gong and explain the facts about the persecution to the general public.
|Parade supporting 24 million Chinese quitting the CCP held in Edinburgh|
|Parade attracted a lot of people’s attention|
|Practitioners distributed flyers|
With the fast approaching of the International Festival, Edinburgh’ famous Princes Street was crowded with tourists from various places around the world. Along the way they were attracted to the wonderful performance of the Divine Land Marching Band and the words on the banners. Composed of about 110 practitioners, the Band was playing “Falun is Good”, “Drumming of the Fa Shakes the Ten Directional Cosmos” and “Song of Joy” along the parade route. The magnificent and peaceful music, “Falun Gong is Good” touched many tourists’ hearts.
The Band was followed by a group of practitioners holding bilingual banners reading “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance”, “Falun Gong benefits One Hundred Million People”, “Stop persecuting Falun Gong”, “Supporting twenty four Million Chinese Quitting the CCP” and “Heaven is Eliminating the CCP”. Chanting the slogans of “supporting the Chinese quitting the CCP” along with the beat of the drums, the waist drum team was at the back of the parade.
The parade earned spectators’ enthusiastic responses. Some clapped their hands; others took photos of the historic event; still others took asked for flyers so as to know more about Falun Gong and the persecution against it.
|A man attentively reads the information about the persecution of Falun Gong in China|
|Many people are attracted to the information about the persecution of Falun Gong in China|
While the parade was proceeding down the street, practitioners also held other activities to promote Falun Gong and explain the facts about the persecution to the general public. Besides demonstrating the five sets of exercises, they also distributed flyers to expose the facts about the Chinese Communist regime’s cruel atrocities of persecuting Falun Gong in China. The Falun Gong exercises attracted those who are searching for ways to their original true selves. Many passers-by asked for information about the exercises and the practice sites. On getting information about the location of free teaching sessions, many cheerfully expressed that they would like to learn the exercises.
More and more Chinese people awakened though they had long been deceived by the Chinese Communist regime’s evil slanderous propaganda. They have started to think and search for the truth of the persecution. A Chinese girl had a long talk with one of her class mates who practises Falun Gong and asked many questions. When told that more activities would be held the following day, she expressed that she would come back to find out more.
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