Falun Gong practitioners in Victoria Park

Falun Gong practitioners in Hong Kong's Victoria Park

Photographer's Note

This photo shows Falun Gong practitioners taking part in morning meditation in Victoria Park. The photo was taken at about 7am, while the sun was still rising. Only about half the practitioners are shown in this photo.

From Wikipedia:

"Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a system of "mind and body cultivation" introduced by Li Hongzhi (whose surname is Li) to the public in 1992. It has five sets of meditation exercises (four standing and one sitting meditation).

Falun Gong has been the focus of international controversy since July 20, 1999, when the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) began a suppression of the movement nationwide, except in the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. The Chinese government claims to have banned the group for illegal activities."

Camera Details

Camera: Olympus C-7000 / C-70 Zoom.
Date taken: 2007-05-13.
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds.