Falun Dafa practitioners from dozens of countries walked through Manhattan on May 16, 2019, to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s first introduction to the public and the 20th World Falun Dafa Day.
The Tian Guo Marching Band lead the parade’s first section “Falun Dafa Is Good.” Following the band was a huge replica of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa.
Then came practitioners of different nationalities wearing their traditional dress.
“Stop the Persecution of Falun Dafa” read the banner and practitioners held photos of Falun Dafa practitioners who have lost their lives as a result of being persecuted in China. The line-up called for an end to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting and to bring Jiang Zemin, the former leader and chief perpetrator of the persecution, to justice.
Quitting the CCP
The second Tian Guo Marching Band led the “Supporting 303 Million Chinese People Quitting the CCP” and a model of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and banners with the titles of the Nine Commentaries, a flower boat, and banners exposing the CCP’s crimes.
Some Chinese people announced their withdrawal from the CCP and its youth organizations.
People Show Great Interest in the Eye-Catching Parade
The resounding music of the Tian Guo Marching Bands, the beautiful traditional clothing of different nationalities and peaceful Falun Dafa exercise demonstrations attracted office workers throughout the entire route. They expressed their support, praised the beauty of the parade, inquired and asked for detailed information, and expressed interest in learning Falun Dafa.
Jane was a social worker before she retired, and her husband Bill was a software engineer. They watched almost the entire parade. Jane said it was exhilarating, the first time that they’d ever such a magnificent parade. She was glad that so many people participated in it. “We will remember Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance,” she said. “Everyone in this world needs these values.”
Bill said they noticed a message that the CCP is doomed, and they agreed. He said, “We believe that the Chinese can manage themselves quite well because they have thousands of years of traditional culture behind them.
“Falun Dafa is reviving traditional Chinese culture, but we are sad to learn that it is being persecuted.” The couple said they hoped that the persecution would end quickly.
Neeras Bir, a software development engineer from Philadelphia, said that he has bought Zhuan Falun and was ready to practice Falun Dafa. He said that Falun Dafa practitioners bring positive energy, peace, and compassion to New York and unconditionally and publicly share it with different nationalities and countries.
“I will tell all my friends about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa. Twenty years of persecution has been too long and should be stopped immediately,” he said.