United States: Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in the Independence Day Parade in Ohio

On July 3rd to 4th, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Ohio took part in three Independence Day parades held in Columbus and Dayton. The colourful float, practitioners in traditional Chinese costumes, and elegant exercise demonstration were warmly received by spectators on the parade route.

Falun Dafa contingent in the Independence Day Parade held in Columbus
Demonstration of five sets of exercises on the float
Spectators take Falun Gong flyers

The colourful Falun Gong contingent participated in the parade as the only group of Asian descent, and brought the magnificence of Falun Gong to tens of thousands of spectators on the parade route. The spectators applauded and cheered. At the parade in Dayton, many people asked about where they can learn Falun Gong. Falun Gong flyers exposing the persecution happening in China were distributed to spectators. A spectator in Dayton said, "I know the Chinese Communist regime suppresses Falun Gong, but you are here taking part in the parade, it's fantastic! Bless you!"

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