To spread the magnificence of Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, and raise awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong in China, a grand parade was held on August 27, 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.
Some 1,200 Falun Gong practitioners from Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam, as well as Hong Kong, Macau, and Panama, participated in the magnificent event.
The event began with a demonstration of the Falun Gong exercises performed by some 100 practitioners, followed by a parade that featured a long procession that marched from Petitenget Beach all the way to Seminyak Beach and Legian Beach, and returned to Petitenget Beach before sunset.
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 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.
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.
Many tourists were in awe at the magnificence of the parade. Upon learning that Falun Gong is 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.
Dafa practitioners wearing their traditional costumes made the parade more colorful and meaningful.