On June 20, Falun Gong practitioners from around the world will gather in Washington D.C. for the annual rally and parade to protest against China’s persecution of Falun Gong. NTD’s live coverage of the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Numerous U.S. congressmen and representatives from organizations advocating for human rights or religious freedom will speak at the event to lend their support. Live coverage of the parade will begin at noon and continue for two hours.
The persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, when then head of the Chinese communist regime, Jiang Zemin, gave the order. For 19 years, millions of practitioners have suffered from illegal abduction, imprisonment, torture, and even became victims of organ harvesting. Countless practitioners lost their homes, jobs, and were forced to leave their schools.