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A Beautiful Beach Parade With a Purpose

09/02/2016 17:07

A grand parade in Bali, Indonesia  on August 27, 2016 (Image: Vision Times)
A grand parade in Bali, Indonesia on August 27, 2016 (Image: Vision Times)

By Billy Shyu, 6 mins ago

To spread the magnificence of Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, and raise the awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong in China, a grand parade was held on August 27, 2016, in Bali, Indonesia.

A grand parade starting from Petitenget Beach through Seminyak Beach to Legian Beach, and returned to Petitenget Beach in Bali, Indonesia on August 27, 2016 (Image: Vision Times)

The parade stretches a long procession marching from Petitenget Beach all the way to Seminyak Beach and Legian Beach, and then returns to Petitenget Beach. (Image: Courtesy of Pawai Drone)

The magnificent event was participated in by some 1,200 Falun Gong practitioners from Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, as well as Hong Kong, Macau, and Panama.

Falun Gong practitioners from Vietnam (Image: Vision Times)

Falun Gong practitioners from Vietnam (Image: Vision Times)

Falun Gong practitioners from South Korea (Image: Vision Times)

Falun Gong practitioners from South Korea (Image: Vision Times)

The event began with the demonstration of the Falun Gong exercises performed by some 100 practitioners, and was then proceeded to the parade that stretched a long procession marching from Petitenget Beach all the way to Seminyak Beach and Legian Beach, and returned to Petitenget Beach before the sunset.

Falun Gong practitioners from Kepri in Indonesia (Image: Vision Times)

Falun Gong practitioners from Kepri in Indonesia (Image: Vision Times)

The procession was led by the Tian Guo Marching Band composed of about 150 Falun Dafa practitioners from Indonesia and Vietnam. The marching band was followed by various colorful banners and flags as well as a waist drum team.

The procession is led by Tian Guo Marching Band composed of some 150 Falun Dafa practitioners from Indonesia and Vietnam.(Image: Vision Times)

The procession is led by Tian Guo Marching Band composed of some 150 Falun Dafa practitioners from Indonesia and Vietnam.(Image: Vision Times)

The eye-catching banners and flags that read Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance), Falun Dafa Hao (Falun Dafa is good), and those calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China moved many tourists on the beautiful beaches.

The banners and flags that read Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance), Falun Dafa Hao (Falun Dafa is good) (Image: Vision Times)

The flags reading Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance) and Falun Dafa Hao (Falun Dafa is good) (Image: Vision Times)

A banner reading bringing Jiang Zemin to justice (Image: Vision Times)

A banner reading bringing Jiang Zemin to justice (Image: Vision Times)

Tourists were attracted by the demonstration of the magnificent Falun Gong exercises in front of the entrance to Petitenget Beach before the parade kicked off. Seeing the peaceful and magnificent exercises, some tourists showed their interest, and asked how to practice them on the spot. Some also expressed that they would learn the exercises after returning to their home countries.

The waist drum team participating in the parade in Bali, Indonesia (Image: Vision Times)

The waist drum team participating in the parade in Bali, Indonesia (Image: Vision Times)

Many tourists awed at the magnificence of the parade. Upon knowing the fact that Falun Gong has been practiced by nearly 100 million people in 114 countries, but is unreasonably persecuted in China, many signed the petition calling for an end to the persecution, as well as bringing the mastermind of the persecution, Jiang Zemin, to justice.

Tourists signing the petition calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China (Image: Vision Times)

Tourists signing the petition calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China (Image: Vision Times)

A tourist signing the petition calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China (Image: Vision Times)

A tourist signing the petition calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China (Image: Vision Times)

Dafa practitioners wearing their traditional costumes made the parade more colorful and meaningful.

Dafa practitioners in their traditional costumes (Image: Vision Times)

Dafa practitioners in their traditional costumes (Image: Vision Times)

Dafa practitioners in their traditional costumes (Image: Vision Times)

Dafa practitioners in their traditional costumes (Image: Vision Times)

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From: Vision Times

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