Flushing Falun Gong Rally

On Saturday, April 23 Falun Gong practitioners held a rally to commemorate the anniversary of the April 25, 1999 Beijing Falun Gong demonstration in response to which the Chinese government intensified persecution of the practice. Your faithful photographer of Flushing was there to capture a few images.

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The central message of the day.

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The Falun Gong bands were there…

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…as were the dragons…

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…, the flags, and a large contingent from the NYPD.

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Speeches were in English and Mandarin…

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…before banners announcing Falun Gong’s central tenants of forbearance, compassion, and truthfulness.

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Denunciation of the Chinese Communist Party was a central theme.

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The certificates announce that they have quit the communist party.

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Listening.

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Holding a banner. 

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Reporting.

 

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