The Day the Police Opened a Falun Dafa Banner on Tiananmen Square
(Minghui.org) In 2019, I was fortunate to meet practitioners from the countryside. We talked about our cultivation experiences and they recalled going to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa and how they validated the Fa at Tiananmen Square.
Practitioner Alan (alias) was really good at calligraphy and wrote, “Falun Dafa is good, Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) is good” on a 40-foot banner. Practitioner Ben (alias) who was tall, would carry the banner. The three practitioners agreed to meet at a designated location in Beijing.
Because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) set up checkpoints everywhere to block Falun Dafa practitioners, the three practitioners did not meet at the appointed location and time. Since he had the banner, Ben decided to go to Tiananmen Square alone to validate the Fa.
Tiananmen Square was filled with armed and plainclothes police when Ben arrived. While he looked around for the other two practitioners, two plainclothes police asked him, “Do you have anything?” When he answered “Yes,” they said, “What is it?” He said, “A banner.” “Take it out!” the police demanded.
Ben calmly took out the banner and told one police officer to hold one end and walk towards the east. Then he told the other officer to hold the other end and walk towards the west. He told them to lift the banner up high when he gave the order.
The two plainclothes police followed his order. Ben stood in the middle and shouted, “Stretch!” The two police officers immediately held the 40-feet-long banner high over their heads.
At that moment the police realized what they had just done and put the banner down. When the practitioner described the scene, he said, “It would have been perfect if I had also shouted, 'Falun Dafa is good!'”
Many practitioners who went to appeal for Dafa in Beijing were arrested and sent back to their local authorities and held in detention centers. Many people, including non-practitioners, admired Ben’s great courage. The local CCP Party secretary specifically asked to meet him.
In order to let the public know the true situation and see through the CCP’s lies, many practitioners have set aside life and death and went to Tiananmen Square to validate the Fa. They held their banners high and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good.” Their magnificent feats will go down in history.