Nearly 10,000 Falun Dafa practitioners from dozens of countries walked through Manhattan on May 16, 2019, to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Falun Dafa\u2019s first introduction to the public and the 20th World Falun Dafa Day. The parade started at United Nations Plaza at 47th Street and Second Avenue, wound through Times Square, and ended near the Chinese consulate on 12th Avenue, spanning 2 miles. \u201cFalun Dafa Is Good,\u201d \u201cStop the Persecution of Falun Dafa,\u201d and \u201cSupporting 303 Million Chinese People Who Quit the Chinese Communist Party\u201d were the three main themes of the parade. Falun Dafa Is Good The Tian Guo Marching Band lead the parade\u2019s first section \u201cFalun Dafa Is Good.\u201d Following the band was a huge replica of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa; the Falun emblem; a Dragon Dance team; a big flower boat; practitioners demonstrating the Falun Dafa exercises; and banners in multiple languages, representing the countries throughout the world where Falun Dafa is practiced. Then came practitioners of different nationalities wearing their traditional dress. The Tian Guo Marching Band coming down New York's busiest street \u2013 42nd Street in New York \u2013 on May 16, 2019 The banner reads \u201cCelebrating World Falun Dafa Day,\u201d and \u201cWishing Master a Happy Birthday\u201d The banner reads \u201cFalun Dafa\u201d and its core values of \u201cTruthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance\u201d Replicas of Zhuan Falun in Chinese and English Practitioners demonstrating the Falun Dafa exercises Practitioners carrying banners bearing various messages The banner reads, \u201cDafa Embraced Far and Wide, Celebrate Together Practitioners from Vietnam Practitioners from Korea Banners read \u201cGreetings, Master\u201d and \u201cThe World Needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Stop the Persecution of Falun Dafa In the second section, \u201cStop the Persecution of Falun Dafa\u201d practitioners held photos of Falun Dafa practitioners who have lost their lives as a result of being persecuted in China. The line-up called for an end to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting and to bring Jiang Zemin, the former leader and chief perpetrator of the persecution, to justice. Banners calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Dafa in China Banners exposing the CCP\u2019s forced organ harvesting Practitioners carrying images of Falun Dafa practitioners who have lost their lives because of the persecution in China Placards calling for an end to the CCP\u2019s forced organ harvesting A banner calling for an end to the 20-year persecution of Falun Dafa Third Parade Section \u2013 Quitting the CCP The third section\u2014\u201cSupporting 303 Million Chinese People Quitting the CCP\u201d\u2014was led by the second Tian Guo Marching Band, followed by the Dragon Dance and Lion Dance teams, a model of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and banners with the titles of the Nine Commentaries, a flower boat, and banners exposing the CCP\u2019s crimes. The banner reads \u201cEnd the Persecution, Disintegrate CCP. The banner reads \u201cLearning the facts is the hope of being saved.\u201d Dragon Dance Team A banner calling for quitting the CCP The banner reads \u201cCelebrating 303 Million People Quitting the CCP.\u201d Waist Drummers dance to the music People Show Great Interest in the Eye-Catching Parade The resounding music of the Tian Guo Marching Bands, the beautiful traditional clothing of different nationalities, exquisitely decorated flower boats, brightly-colored flags and banners, and peaceful Falun Dafa exercise demonstrations attracted office workers throughout the entire route. They expressed their support, praised the beauty of the parade, inquired and asked for detailed information, and expressed interest in learning Falun Dafa. Some Chinese people announced their withdrawal from the CCP and its youth organizations. Rob, a property manager, believes the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are beneficial to society worldwide Rob is a property manager in charge of three buildings. He said the parade was absolutely wonderful. He commented on the warm, sunny weather, saying, \u201cIt\u2019s like the sky is opening up to smile for this event today.\u201d He said that people like him who were born in the United States and spent their whole life in this country have a difficult time understanding that people in China are being brutally persecuted. \u201cI truly hope that I can help the practitioners,\u201d he said. \u201cI also hope that more people can help bring an end to the persecution.\u201d Christopher Leonard said that many of his colleagues watching through the windows praised the parade. Christopher Leonard, who works in the \u201cGrace\u201d building, was delighted to see such a wonderful group of people demonstrating the beauty of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He was touched to see so many practitioners upholding their faith and spreading their message in such a beautiful and lively form. He asked for extra fliers for his colleagues. He said they would be interested in learning Falun Dafa to help them improve in their work and in their personal relationships. Tim Popal, a police officer, said that the Falun Dafa parade was the best and most peaceful one he has ever seen. Tim Popal, a police officer, was impressed with the Falun Dafa practitioners celebrating their belief. \u201cI've seen many parades protesting this and that,\u201d he said, \u201cbut the Falun Dafa parade is the best and most peaceful one I have ever seen.\u201d He thanked them for bringing joy and smiles to the city. He said he would go back and learn more about Falun Dafa and tell his colleagues and friends what he had learned. Clara Pinchbeck and her colleague Sophia are interested in learning Falun Dafa. Clara Pinchbeck works in a downtown law firm. Seeing the parade made her day. \u201cTruly remarkable!\u201d she said. \u201cI heard the band\u2019s music from upstairs \u2013 it was powerful. I ran downstairs with my colleague, and we are very excited to be able to see such a grand parade.\u201d Some practitioners told her about Falun Dafa and she said she wanted to learn it, because \u201cit looks so beautiful and peaceful.\u201d Bill and Jane from Minnesota hope the persecution of Falun Dafa in China ends quickly Jane was a social worker before she retired, and her husband Bill was a software engineer. They watched almost the entire parade. Jane said it was exhilarating, the first time that they'd ever such a magnificent parade. She was glad that so many people participated in it. \u201cWe will remember Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance,\u201d she said. \u201cEveryone in this world needs these values.\u201d Bill said they noticed a message that the CCP is doomed, and they agreed. He said, \u201cWe believe that the Chinese can manage themselves quite well because they have thousands of years of traditional culture behind them. \u201cFalun Dafa is reviving traditional Chinese culture, but we are sad to learn that it is being persecuted.\u201d The couple said they hoped that the persecution would end quickly. Yoke from Europe thinks everyone should follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Yoke from Europe is a yoga teacher. She said the parade was beautiful and made her feel peaceful. \u201cThe principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance\u2014I believe everyone should live by these special words. What I saw today is of such beauty and brings peace, I have no idea why the persecution of Falun Dafa has happened in China.\u201d She said that it is important for people to learn the facts and work together to end the persecution. Julia Mateo, a registered nurse from Australia, said she believes that the people in New York will support Falun Dafa after seeing the parade. Julia Mateo said that she appreciated Falun Dafa practitioners who firmly stand up to safeguard their belief. She hoped that everyone would do something to help Falun Dafa, because everyone should do something for others and other countries to ensure that we ourselves can live in a peaceful world in the future. Hearing about the persecution, Ms. Mateo was surprised and sad and said it was unfair and inconceivable. \u201cI\u2019m sad for those who have had their organs harvested when they were still alive,\u201d she said. \u201cI hope such evil can be stopped. I\u2019ll tell doctors and nurses in my hospital not to let their patients go to China for organ transplants.\u201d Asia Kastit, an air stewardess Asia Kastit, an air stewardess, said that the practitioners looked happy and were bringing beauty and joy to New York. \u201cI welcome and appreciate Falun Dafa practitioners. It\u2019s a beautiful, peaceful, and joyous parade. They have truly displayed the beauty of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.\u201d Neeras Bir, a software development engineer from Philadelphia Neeras Bir, a software development engineer from Philadelphia, said that he has bought Zhuan Falun and was ready to practice Falun Dafa. He said that Falun Dafa practitioners bring positive energy, peace, and compassion to New York and unconditionally and publicly share it with different nationalities and countries. \u201cI will tell all my friends about the CCP\u2019s persecution of Falun Dafa. Twenty years of persecution has been too long and should be stopped immediately,\u201d he said.