July 20th, 2015 marks the 16th year of the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Regime. Washington, D.C. Falun Dafa Association will be holding a series of public events to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. Welcome the public to join us.

 

Event 1: Public Rally to Call for an End to the Persecution of Falun Gong

What: Members of the U.S. Congress, leaders of human rights and religious freedom organizations,

Falun Gong practitioners and supporters gather in front of the Capitol Building to call for an end

to the 16-year persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Where: West Terrace Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

When: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Thursday, July 16

 

Event 2: Grand March to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong

Where: Grand March from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument

When: 1:30pm – 3:00pm, Thursday, July 16

 

Event 3: Candlelight Vigil

Where: Washington Monument (the area is by Constitution Ave between 15th & 17th Street)

When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Thursday, July 16

 

Event 4: Ride to FreedomConcert & Candlelight Vigil

What: Thirty young cyclists are pedaling 3,000 miles across America from Los Angeles to Washington,

D.C. to raise awareness of human rights violations against children in China.

For more info, please visit:www.ride2freedom.us

Where: Lincoln Memorial

When:  6:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday, July 17

 

Background Info:

Falun Gong is a meditation practice guided by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. It is deeply rooted in the traditional Chinese culture. The five sets of Falun Gong exercises help to relieve stress, increase energy, improve health, and gain inner peace and spiritual growth.

The former head of the Chinese Communist Regime, Jiang Zemin,launched the brutal persecution of Falun Gong with the state machine and state-run media on July 20thof 1999. This is due to Jiang’s personal insecurity of his authority. He could not tolerate such a large independent group practicing a spiritual discipline aligned with traditional values, instead of Communist ideology.

For more info, please visit: www.faluninfo.net