Outraged Villagers in Hubei Province Prevent the Xishui County Police from Arresting a Good Person
(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of August 8, 2004, six policemen from the Xishui County Police Department's First Precinct stormed into the home of Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Yao Wanglai, in Jiuping Village, Zhudian Township, Xishui County, intending to arrest him.
Mr. Yao Wanglai resisted the persecution with his strong righteous thoughts and clarified the truth to them but the six policemen would not listen to him. Without any legal procedure, they tried to forcibly abduct Mr. Yao. Such a lawless action irritated Mr. Yao's family, and his two young brothers, with strong arguments based on reason, insisted that the police did not have the legal right to take Mr. Yao away. At that point, the police resorted to violence, and the sounds of a noisy scuffle shattered the peace of the entire village.
The news traveled like lightning throughout the village. Soon, one villager after another came running from field and home to Mr. Yao's house to explain to the police that Mr. Yao Wanglai was the best person in their village; that he was honest and kindhearted, observed discipline and always obeyed the law. Even the head of the village government stood up to the police and vouched for Mr. Yao's character as a rare and good person. Not only did the police ignore all the testimonials, they became increasingly aggressive toward the villagers.
By this time, about a hundred villagers had gathered at Mr. Yao's home. His seventy-six-year-old mother had become so indignant and frightened by the police violence that she fainted on the spot. The huge crowd became highly agitated, loudly condemning the lawless violence of the six officers and shouting, "Don't allow them to take him away! Those who practice Falun Gong are all good people!"
The strong righteous field and the villagers' insistence upon justice caused the police to leave Mr. Yao's home in a panic. Such a brave and just action on the part of the Jiuping Villagers sent shock waves throughout the entire county.
On the following morning, August 9, the police again came to Mr. Yao's home to take him away, but by that time, Mr. Yao Wanglai had already left home.