American Student: On Tiananmen Square I Witnessed Chinese Police Beating Falun Gong Practitioners
Georgetown University in Washington D.C. is well known for its Departments of Languages, International Relations and Foreign Affairs.
On October 27, 2001 Falun Gong practitioners hosted an event on campus to promote Dafa. Right after we finished setting up our Dafa banners and posters, a group of students walked by. Chris, an American student, pointed to our posters and told his friends that he was an eye-witness of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners at Tiananmen Square. He said, "It was at Tiananmen Square that I first encountered Falun Gong. At that time I was an exchange student in China. My friends and I were taking photos at Tiananmen Square. We saw some Falun Gong practitioners raise their banners quietly and peacefully. The Chinese police immediately jumped on them, punching and kicking, then dragged them into police vans and to the police station. My two friends took some pictures of police beating practitioners, but the film was confiscated. Both of them were also detained."
One student from China watched our practice for a long time. He told us that he knew nothing about Falun Gong before the persecution, and after that, all he learned was from Chinese government propaganda. As a science researcher, he believes any matter has two sides. He wanted to find out why there are so many people practicing Falun Gong and what benefits Falun Gong can bring to people. He is so happy that he came to America and has his chance to learn the truth.