[Minghui Net] After 9 am on May 13, 2001, many Dafa practitioners simultaneously unfolded Dafa banners that read "Zhen-Shan-Ren" at the center of Tiananmen Square and shouted "Falun Dafa is a righteous cultivation way," and "Return our Teacher's reputation." The police rushed over to snatch the banners and pull the practitioners to the police vans. The Dafa practitioners were determined not to cooperate with the evil. The police started to beat the practitioners. They seized the practitioners by their throats and forcibly dragged them to the vans. Some practitioners unfolded the banners in the van and shouted loudly "Falun Dafa is good." Two practitioners jumped out of the van from the window and shouted "Return our Teacher's reputation" while running through the Square. The police pulled them back in the van and they jumped out again. This lasted for about half an hour. During this time, as other practitioners at the Square opened up their banners, the voices of "Falun Dafa is a righteous cultivation way" echoed above the square. The police became disoriented while trying to run after the practitioners. It was quite chaotic on the Square. Many people, including some foreign tourists, witnessed what happened. The sound of "Falun Dafa is good" echoed all the way to the Tiananmen Police Station.


Upon arriving at the Tiananmen police station, the police started cursing profusely. They spit on the practitioners, kicked their heads and stomachs, and punched their faces. Some practitioners' eyes were swollen from the beatings. The police were so inhuman that they poured boiling water on the Dafa practitioners. The arms of practitioners were badly burned and covered with huge blisters, and some practitioners even had muscle exposed from the burning (see the photos). The police had totally lost human consciousness. Many practitioners were covered all over with cuts and bruises from the beatings.

The Dafa practitioners held together tightly and determined not to cooperate with the evil. They continuously recited Teacher's article "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful": "No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this the environment won't be this way." In the afternoon, police forcibly separated the practitioners and sent out two vans full of practitioners. About 5 or 6 practitioners were sent to the Mentaogou District Detention Center of Beijing. The whereabouts of the other practitioners was unknown.

There was a female practitioner who was assigned to No. 205 at the detention center. She was determined to not cooperate (with the evil). Four or five police officers took turns interrogating her. She refused to answer any questions, to have her picture and fingerprints taken, or to take the assigned number. She just laid down all the time and refused to stand up. The police told her, "You have been lying down the whole time. We will now release you; however, do not tell others. Otherwise if everyone lies down, what could we do?" At once, the practitioner realized that Teacher was reminding practitioners to get out of the detention center immediately. She then told other practitioners: "Never cooperate with any of the evil's demands. You must send out righteous thoughts and go out now." At that moment, the practitioner seemed disoriented, had difficulty walking and her mouth was quivering from the heavy beating. Upon seeing this, the police were so afraid that they threw her out of the gate of the detention center. She passed out after being thrown out. After she regained consciousness, she tried to call a cab, but no one dared to take her. She finally left there with great difficulty, but she found fellow practitioners and rejoined the torrent of the Fa- rectification process.

On the same day in Tiananmen Square, a female practitioner persistently shouted out "Falun Dafa is good." However, nobody bothered her. She then sat for half an hour in the Square. She heard bystanders talking to each other: "In fact Falun Gong has no political agenda. They merely want to voice that 'Falun Dafa is good'. Let them shout out those words. It would be better not to arrest them, the more that are arrested, the more will show up."

One female practitioner went to Tiananmen Square to validate Dafa on May 5. She was beaten by the police and then released. On May 13, she went to Tiananmen Square again to safeguard Dafa. After she was arrested, she had righteous thoughts in her mind that she must go out right away. She immediately passed out. The police had to let her go again.

(Reported by a practitioner from Mainland China according to the oral accounts of the eye-witnesses)