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In Photos: Falun Gong March

Posted by Jerrold Litwinenko / May 28, 2006

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On a truck-powered float and above a sign that read "Chinese Communist Party kills Falun Gong people for their organs", march participants dramatize a graphic scene.

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Falun Gong supporters march in pose.


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Supporters in flower costumes ride on a truck, ornate with signs that read "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance" and "Falun Dafa in Canada".

[ more photos can be viewed in this mini-slideshow ]

Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) is a practive involving meditation, exercises, and the cultivation of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance within oneself. Marchers in this parade/protest were passing out literature about the practice itself and about some of the reported problems of persecution, especially that which is occurring in China.

UPDATE: Some readers have suggested that my definition of Falun Gong is not complete. This is not a researched feature story, and readers are encouraged, as always, to seek out further information. As suggested, Wikipedia may be a start. Cheers!

Discussion

6 Comments

tamtam / May 29, 2006 at 02:13 am
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Falun Gong is much more that what you say here. I think you should read up on this controversial group before you present a "definition" of it. Start with the entry on wikipedia. Check the external links at the bottom of the page, including some critical ones from pretty reliable sources.
paul / May 29, 2006 at 10:31 am
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"practice", "racist, homophobic cult"... "tomato, tomahto"
jerrold / May 29, 2006 at 12:03 pm
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Thanks for your comments. I've updated the post and included a link to more info.
makina / May 30, 2006 at 11:56 am
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Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that improves mind and body. Please view the official website for Falun Gong Information Center is <a href="http://www.faluninfo.net";>http://www.faluninfo.net<;/a> for more information. Many websites have slandered Falun Gong and discrimination is rampant since the persecution started.

Wikipedia is hardly a credible source as it is an open site which the Communist Party (CCP) have deliberately accessed to further slander and persecute the Falun Gong.

The homophobic cult business is downright degrading and is one of the tactics that the CCP use in the free world to incite hatred and turn the public opinion against Falun Gong.

What most people don't know is that the CCP have been persecuting Falun Gong to give up their faith for the past 7 years using the most brutal forms of Stalinist-style torture methods imaginable.

Harvesting organs from live practitioners and cremating them to hide all evidence has shocked the international community. And the CCP is making a huge profit by selling the 'fresh' organs. In Communist China, the Falun Gong are at the mercy of the most murderous regime on the planet. Hundreds of thousands (of Falun Gong) have disappeared already -- have they become organ donors? Their family members sure think so. How long will we allow this cruel atrocity to last? BTW, you don't need to embrace their belief system to stop this genocide--a genuine respect for human life is more than enough.
Mimi / June 10, 2011 at 07:22 am
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Falun Gong teaches Truth, Compassion, Forbearance.

The Chinese Communist Party is spreading countless lies againt this practice in order to stamp it out. The persecution of Falun Gong in China began over 11 years ago, in 1999. It's still happening. So many people in China are still being unfairly arrested for practicing Falun Gong today.

People who call Falun Gong a "cult" should think twice - did you hear that through the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda?

In addition, anyone (including propaganda voices of the CCP) can tap into Wikipedia to manipulate facts 24/7. The CCP commits itself to stamping out anything positive on Falun Gong, so Wikipedia is one of its channels too.

The CCP is persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in China, and uses censorship and propaganda to lie about the persecution to the world. This is something very serious. Do not believe the CCP's lies.

This is the worst persecution in history in that it's a horrendous human rights issue, but parts of the world are still oblivious to what's happening because of these malicious lies spread by the CCP. One day you'll see what's really going on and realise that Falun Gong is good.
Wilfried replying to a comment from paul / August 5, 2012 at 03:38 pm
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Falun Dafa is Good!!!

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