Jilin Man Arrested for Putting Up Posters On How to Stay Safe Amidst Coronavirus Epidemic
(Minghui.org) Since the novel coronavirus broke out in China, several stories have been published on Minghui.org about people making full recoveries from pneumonia-like symptoms after reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since July 1999.
Inspired by such stories, Falun Dafa practitioners in China are putting up posters bearing messages that encourage people to recite the above-mentioned auspicious phrases.
While many Chinese people are receptive to the messages and thank Falun Dafa practitioners for thinking of them during the epidemic, the police in Yongji County, Jilin Province arrested a local practitioner, Mr. Sun Zhiwen, on February 4, 2020 after seeing him putting up posters on surveillance cameras.
Zhang Bo, the head of Yongji County 610 Office, brought Mr. Sun to Chengbei Police Station and then ransacked his home. All of his Falun Dafa books were confiscated.
Mr. Sun was released later that evening, but the police sent the video of him putting up the posters and the clips of his home being ransacked to many local residents’ cellphones. In order to slander Falun Dafa, they claimed he was putting up “reactionary slogans.”