(Clearwisdom.net) On July 18, 2004, at a little past 2:00 p.m., when I put some Falun Gong truth-clarification material on the side of the alley opposite our city's First Middle School, I found that I had been tracked by two policemen from the gate security guards section. Officer He ran in front of me and told me to stand still, while Officer Tao came after me with the truth-clarification material in his hand and asked, "Did you put these there?" I answered, "Yes, because Falun Gong has been unjustly treated for five years. Also, I have been suspended from my teaching position for two years due to practicing Falun Gong. I must let the people know the truth about Falun Gong."

At that moment, Tao pulled out a cell phone to make a phone call. But I bravely held his hand to stop him and said, "Falun Gong teaches us to practice 'Zhen-Shan-Ren' (Truth-Compassion-Tolerance) and each one of us practitioners strives to be a better person. There are people practicing Falun Gong in over 60 countries around the world, why can't I practice here in China? Jiang Zemin is being sued in the United Nations Criminal Court for his persecution of Falun Gong. Jiang's followers who persecute Falun Gong will be brought to justice by means of legal action." Officer He didn't seem to listen and continued to make his phone call. I strode ahead, as he followed me and they both tried to drag me back. I noticed many people walking by, so I spoke loudly, "Everybody look, the police, in broad daylight, seize a good and innocent citizen." The two policemen became frightened and released their grip. I called out loudly again, "Everybody look, a good person is seized by the police. Is it wrong that I practice Falun Gong? So why do they seize me? Falun Gong is being practiced in more than 60 countries over the world. Jiang Zemin has been sued in the overseas courts for his persecution of Falun Gong. The Tiananmen Self-Immolation was a fake, everybody - please do not believe the propaganda fabricated on TV. Falun Gong is being treated unjustly!" While I was speaking, people started to gather around me.

Officer Tao held up the flyer and angrily shouted, "She spreads Falun Gong flyers." I said, "Give it to me and I'll read it for everybody to see what it says." Tao wouldn't give it back. So I said to him, "You read it! You read for everybody to hear." He became helpless, but opened the first page and read, "We are greatly benefited from Falun Gong... " Then he didn't dare to read more. I said loudly, "We are greatly benefited from Falun Gong, but Jiang slanders Falun Gong. Therefore, we only come out to tell everybody the true situation. Falun Gong teaches the people 'Zhen-Shan-Ren'..... " I continued talking while people were passing by. After about five to six minutes, the police car arrived and I was dragged into the car. Through the window I saw people on the street and spoke loudly to them, "Falun Dafa is good!" But the police hurriedly closed the window.

After the police car stopped at the local police station, they dragged me out. I spoke loudly to the people on the street, "Falun Dafa is good, Falun Gong is being treated unjustly. It is not wrong that we strive to be good persons." I was dragged into an office; I refused to answer their questions and continually told them the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution. They snatched my handbag and a pack of truth-clarification materials. I saw on the wall that the local police station staff member's names and telephone numbers were posted. I pulled out a pen to copy them down. But a young man, not yet in police uniform, got scared and threw himself at me to hold my hand, and then snatched my pen. I loudly asked him, "You enforce the law for the people; we as citizens are allowed to look for the police, then why don't allow me to copy the People's Police telephone numbers?" They pushed me into a room and locked me in handcuffs. After several minutes, I had a thought, "Why are there handcuffs on me?!" Therefore I called loudly, "I have to go to the restroom." A few calls later, some people came.

After coming back from the restroom, I was put in handcuffs again. I started to send forth righteous thoughts and asked our Teacher to protect me, as well as the truth-clarification materials. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts for half an hour, and then I loudly called, "I am hungry; I need food; I want to go out." I did this every half hour. Probably after having been handcuffed for two hours, I was dragged in to the chief officer, An Kejia's office. As soon as I got in the office, I started to tell him the facts. I told him that my health used to be in bad shape and then how my body became well and I didn't spend one penny of the nation's medical budget after I started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. I also said that those who follow Jiang Zemin and persecute Falun Gong will be brought to justice in the court of conscience. He was listening quietly. After telling him the facts, I also said that I had not had lunch, so he called for a person to carry in a bowl of rice for me. After I finished the meal, he asked me my name and the source of the truth-clarification materials. I refused to tell him. He said, "You believe in Truth, Compassion, Tolerance; then why you don't tell me?" I told him, "My not telling you is for your own benefit. Falun Gong is being treated unjustly; Jiang Zemin's persecuting Falun Gong violates the Chinese Constitution. If I tell you what you have asked for, then later when Falun Gong is redressed, and as soon as people check today's record, they will know it was you who persecuted me. That will not be good for you. In order to be responsible to you, I won't give you any information that could get you into trouble later." He told me that they must detain me for 15 days according to the law. I said to him, "I want to see the specific articles of the law." It was clear they didn't have any legal basis for my detention.

In a hallway of the building, they set up a video camera and asked me to answer their questions. Not only did I not answer them, but I also clarified the truth, discussing the staged Tiananmen Self-Immolation incident, and how my character has improved by following 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance' and how I now treat others kindly because of practicing Falun Gong. I held up that administrative detention paper and said to them, "Sooner or later one day I will be able to sue Jiang Zemin." Then four men and two women dragged me to the police car. I spoke loudly through the window, "Falun Dafa is good!" They closed the car window. I turned to them again and pointed out the questionable points in the Tiananmen Self-Immolation incident. They turned up the radio loudly to drown out my voice; so I sent forth righteous thoughts. When it was near dark, I was sent to the 37th Detention Center in Luipanshui City. When I was dragged out of the car, I saw that some people were around and called loudly, "Falun Dafa is good! Jiang Zemin has been sued overseas for persecuting Falun Gong..."

In the detention center, I refused to answer their questions. A while later, two women, about 25 years old, searched my body in the presence of others and also used pliers to rip my shoes. One staff person added, "If you say Falun Gong is good again, I will use the pliers to knock your teeth out." I faced him and said, "You dare!" He said loudly to the prison warden, "Give her some punishment; don't give her a blanket." Thus, I was dragged into the prison.

As soon as I was in the prison, about ten women gathered around and asked why I was there. I told them the story about Falun Gong. I probably talked about an hour when the prison warden said, "What you've just said is finished; from now on it is not allowed to talk about Falun Gong." She also announced the prison rules to me. I thought, I am not a criminal, I am a Falun Dafa disciple, and therefore I wouldn't listen to or follow those prison rules that were meant for prisoners and criminals.

On the second morning, the administrative staff came to inspect. All the female offenders of my room went out to line up. I sat on the bed and refused to go out to line up in formation. I said loudly, "I am not a criminal, I will not participate in the drill." The prison warden and another female offender rushed at me to drag me out; the prison warden scolded me while pinching me, and also kicked me several times. My hands and feet were pinched to the point of being swollen. They used all their energy to drag me out of the room. I sat down on the ground and did not do the drill. The administrative staff gave up and left.

I was often thinking that, being Teacher's disciple, I would not acknowledge the old forces' arrangements; I looked forward to Teacher's help to get out of there. I also had many things to do and this was not the place for me to stay. I kept on sending forth righteous thoughts. When they read the prison rules, I recited Hong Yin [a collection of Teacher's poems]. When they sang the prison song, I sang "Dedu" [a song composed by a Falun Gong practitioner].

I was also looking into myself, to see why I had been seized by the evil. Looking back on how I had been doing these past few days, I found a few areas where I had fallen short. The first was that I didn't study the Fa well enough. The second was that the mentality of just doing the Dafa work had gotten stronger and stronger. The third was my low safety awareness. After the causes were discovered, I further said to our Teacher in my heart, "Although I didn't do well enough, I am Teacher's disciple. I do not acknowledge the old forces' arrangements." Except for eating and sleeping, I kept on sending forth righteous thoughts and reciting the Fa (1). Yet the Fa that I was able to recite was not enough. Only until then did I fully realize that the Fa was so precious.

On the morning of the third day, due to my refusing to participate in the drill, I was called in to have a conversation with an administrative member, a man by the surname of Huang. I told him of the situation of how Falun Gong was slandered, as well as how I had benefited from practicing Falun Gong and hence the reason for my coming out to clarify the truth. He asked me to cooperate and help him with his job, and said he would let me go home after 10 days of drill. But I only agreed to watch the drill.

At past 7:00 p.m. in the evening, along with the sound of the big iron gate being locked, everybody was in the dim prison; some sitting, lying down, playing cards, boasting, cussing, singing, maintaining mental tranquility, sobbing, etc. The odor of excrement, urine, and dirty feet filled the air in the room. Swarms of mosquitoes also came in now and then. I kept on reciting Hong Yin, sometimes a sentence, sometimes a whole stanza repeatedly. Sometimes I also joined in conversation with the inmates and told them the true story about Falun Gong. They all knew that Falun Gong is good. They urged me to practice secretly at home and not to tell others, in order to avoid being seized again.

At about 9:00 p.m., the iron gate clanged open and someone shouted loudly, ordering me to get my things to go. I thought, would I be interrogated tonight or be transferred to another place? But then I thought that I should not be afraid of anything, even to the point of letting go of life and death. Hence, I picked up my things and walked to the door. I turned around and said goodbye to everyone in the room.

When I walked into the office, it was my school security officer and police officer Xiao Gang of the local police station (on July 18, that same police signed the detention card to imprison me), there to get me out. Xiao Gang said, "Schoolteacher Wang, when you were shouting on behalf of Falun Gong, we sent you in; now I personally have come to get you and send you to your home; keeping you here isn't doing us any good." In my heart, I felt the most sincere gratitude to our great Teacher.

Thus, under Teacher's protection, I got back to my home after 48 hours' detention.

On the afternoon of next day (on July 21), I went to the school entrance and found police officer Tao, the one who had first seized me. I showed him the places I was beaten on my body. I told him again why I practice Falun Gong, as well as the improvement in my body and mind. I also talked about the ignominious fate of those perpetrators of the Great Cultural Revolution. He listened and dropped his head. I finally told him, "You persecute Falun Gong practitioners without any legal basis, Jiang Zemin was afraid to give you any document. When some day Jiang Zemin is put on public trial, what will you do to defend yourself, to prove that persecuting Falun Gong was carrying out the higher authority's order? Therefore to be responsible for your own life, please do not follow Jiang's faction down this dead end."

Looking back over the repeated difficulties of the past three days, it was the righteous belief in my heart and Teacher's mercy that protected me and got me out of detention.

(1) Law and principles; the teachings of Falun Dafa.