The Desperation of the CCP as Reflected in the "Olympic Torch Relay" in Kaifeng City, Henan Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Under normal circumstances, the fact that the Olympic Games are finally being held in China should be a cause for celebration for all Chinese people. However, under the internal instructions from the Communist regime hierarchy, the regime's departments in Kaifeng City at various levels have identified and blocked 43 types of people in 11 categories that are blacklisted by the CCP to be excluded from participating in the Olympic activities. They instructed some large workplaces to choose a number of "reliable" staff members, who were later divided into groups. These hand-picked people then went through training sessions to learn how to pose as "ordinary people" so as to welcome the "Olympic Torch" when it arrived in Kaifeng City. The regime also increased the number of soldiers and police personnel on the streets and lanes, creating an atmosphere of intimidation and terror.
At the same time, they also created a set of disciplinary regulations for these specially chosen "bystanders:" They were not to display any extreme behavior when welcoming the "torch," such as: (1) [you] must shout the same approved slogans together, and must not shout anything other than these; (2) [you] must not wave to people at will (including those you know well), to avoid being hurt by accident; (3) [you] must not wink at people, otherwise you may be viewed as "acting suspicious"; (4) stand in front of the cheering crowd (to act as a "human wall"), and the gap between two people must never be wider than a fist. If any "intruder" (or actual bystander) breaks through between two selected members, then the two members will be fired from their jobs and their salary will be suspended immediately; all participating members will receive their normal salary and bonus... And, as if this were not enough, each group leader was required to stand behind their group to monitor them, just in case anything unexpected should happen.
On the day when the "Olympic Torch" was relayed through the area, personnel of the local police department and the National Security Department turned out in full force. They were all wearing plain clothes and pretending to just be local people who came out to welcome the torch. Despite their efforts to control everything, they were extremely paranoid during the relay.
Even using all these complicated arrangements, the authorities were still worried, so they issued documents beforehand, fabricating rumors that Falun Gong would "make trouble," while at the same time they intensified the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners behind the scenes. The national security department listed more than 100 Falun Gong practitioners in and near Kaifeng, and notified CCP personnel to restrict their personal freedom and to strictly monitor their actions. The notice stated: to "fix your eyes on him/her." Some Falun Gong practitioners were confined to their homes by a chosen group of unemployed middle-aged men and women and those who refuse to listen to the facts about Falun Gong and continue to help the CCP. Falun Gong practitioners were not allowed to leave their homes, and if they had to, they were "accompanied" by several people assigned to monitor them. Some practitioners were even monitored before the torch arrived, and were detained in an "office" by the CCP personnel who told them clearly that they would be allowed to go home only after the "Olympic torch" relay was over. Some even went so far as to group-detain practitioners in the Party School in the northern suburbs of Kaifeng City. Some people who had been assigned to persecute Falun Gong practitioners told a practitioner while carrying out their task, "You know, I don't really want to do this. We have known for a long time that Falun Gong practitioners are all good people. But we have no other choice. If we don't follow orders, we'll lose our official post and our jobs."
This is how the regime uses the tactic of implication to force people to act as their henchmen.