[Photo Caption: Around 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade in New York on May 13, 2016 (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)]
The Grand Parade
10,000 Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world marched across the width of Manhattan, demonstrating the striking radiance of the practice and the solemn dignity practitioners use to face the persecution they have experienced.
Over one thousand people, wearing bright yellow clothes, arranged themselves into various Chinese characters, creating a stunning scene on the shores of Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens New York, across the East River from Manhattan. These characters say “Falun Dafa.”
Many passersby commented that they could feel the calm soothing energy as thousands meditated together in Union Square and other parks throughout New York.
Bearing Witness in Front of City Hall
Eight survivors of persecution recounted their experiences of horrific torture in China at their hands of the communist regime. Each story represents but one of many examples of the brutality executed by the Chinese Communist Party in its attempts to extinguish Falun Gong, and the sacrifices the practitioners endured to maintain their beliefs.