February 24, 2003

(Clearwisdom.net) In May 2002, when I was planning to go to Beijing to validate Dafa, I met a 20-year-old young lady from a rural area. She had only recently obtained Dafa, but was determined to go to Beijing with me. She spent all her time studying the Fa before we left. She was well aware of the danger of going to Beijing: getting arrested and jailed, assessed huge fines, being beaten up etc. But she didn't seem to think about it at all; she just studied the Fa very calmly.

One practitioner suggested that we go to her relative's home on our way to Beijing because apparently there were many new practitioners there. She hoped that we would be able to share our experience and improve as a group.

On May 11, we arrived at the village and met with the new practitioners. Although they were quite new, they were all very steadfast and quite a few of them expressed a desire to go to Beijing to validate Dafa.

On May 12, the eight of them bought red and yellow fabric and made Dafa banners. Each took one and left in the afternoon. They planned to be at the Tiananmen Square on May 13, World Falun Dafa Day.

Because it was a very serious matter to go to validate Dafa, we pretty much did our things independently. I went with the young lady and told her, "You are new and as soon as you finish unfurling the banner, go home right away and don't wait for me." Around noon, a few practitioners stood around to practice the exercises somewhere in the Square. When the police rushed over to them, the two of us unfurled our banner and shouted "Falun Dafa is good" and walked west and then east so more people could see us. A few minutes later, the police snatched our banner. Then I heard "Dafa is good" from behind us. It turned out a few more practitioners had put up a banner with yellow background and red characters. The police went frantically to take the banner down. I helped to keep the banner from being snatched away. One policeman used clubs to hit practitioners' hands that were holding the banner. Soon, a group of policemen surrounded all of us and pushed us into the police van.

It was then that I realized that the young lady had not left after all. She was smiling at me. I also saw two practitioners from the village. They refused to cooperate with the evil and talked about their experience in a relaxed manner.

I was sentenced to a forced labor camp and subsequently released for medical reasons after a few months. I ran into the young lady again. She was carrying a huge bag full of Dafa truth-clarifying materials and CDs, and she was on her way to villages to distribute them. She went to several villages each day and has been doing that for quite a while.