Falun Gong Members March to D.C.

July 4, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On July 4, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "Falun Gong practitioners are in the middle of a march to Washington, D.C., to express solidarity with the spiritual group human rights activists say is persecuted in its native China...Falun Gong advocates a mix of meditative exercises and moral precepts and was banned in China as a cult in 1999." About 200 local Falun Gong practitioners are in the Boston area, most of whom are Chinese immigrants.