A Horrible Morning in China
(Clearwisdom.net) Two days after a painting exhibition was held in the Ukraine, a Ukrainian TV Station broadcast an interview regarding the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China and the symbolism of the paintings. The reporter invited me to the station to prepare a special morning program of 10 to 20 minutes. Because it is a morning program, I described the beautiful morning taking place that day in Ukraine and then recounted a horrible morning I had experienced in China.
"This morning in the Ukraine, the sunshine is especially beautiful. With the beautiful morning, people started their day happily. However, the morning in Tiananmen Square in China was so horrible. It was the morning of December 31, 1999. At 7:30 a.m., I followed a tourist group in my hotel and went to Tiananmen Square to see the ceremony of raising the national flag. When I saw an Australian Falun Gong practitioner (named "Simon") and his family, I was excited and greeted them. However, as soon as they left, about five ferocious plainclothes policemen dragged me to a police van and brutally beat me. Bruises and cuts covered my head. Then they escorted me to the Tiananmen Police Station. Police arrested over 50 Falun Gong practitioners that morning, including women from the countryside and the elderly. The police punished them by forcing them to stand side by side, and then proceeded to knock their heads together. I could not imagine why the police were dealing with them in such brutal fashion. As if handling a group of repeated felons, they horribly abused these gentle people who follow 'Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance.'"
On this morning in the Ukraine, as I sat there delivering my story to the program directors, they listened attentively with tears in their eyes. They said, "We believe that the terror will end. We hope you'll be able to joyfully return to China."