Thousands Gather in Taiwan to Shine Light on Ongoing Persecution in China

Epoch Times
Date: December 5, 2020
By: Frank Fang

About 5,400 people gather to take part in a character formation at Liberty Square in Taipei, Taiwan, on Dec. 5, 2020. (Chen Po-chou/The Epoch Times)

TAIPEI, Taiwan—About 5,400 people from all walks of life gathered in Taipei’s iconic Liberty Square on Dec. 5, in an annual tradition known as character formation that shines a light on an ongoing persecution in China. 

Dressed in yellow, blue, or white, the participants were separated into groups before they filed orderly to sit on their allocated mats that matched color. These mats were arranged to make up a large composition, with an image of a book called “Zhuan Falun” at its center. Zhuan Falun is the main book of teachings for the spiritual practice Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa. 

The book sat above a lotus flower. Above and below this image were nine traditional Chinese characters, which read, “Falun Dafa is Good” and “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance are Good.” The three values are the core principles of Falun Gong. 

Above the Chinese characters were multiple yellow strips, representing rays of light. 

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