(Minghui.org) A high school physics teacher in Tianshui City, Gansu Province was harassed and removed from teaching for refusing to renounce his faith in Falun Gong, an ancient spiritual discipline with the core tenets of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Li Yuanqing was teaching a class on the morning of September 8, 2020, when a group of officials stepped into the classroom and took him away.

Mr. Li was then brought to a meeting room in the school. For the entire morning, the director of the local 610 Office, an extra-legal agency created on June 10, 1999 specifically to persecute Falun Gong, attempted to force Mr. Li to write statements to renounce his faith. When Mr. Li insisted that he wouldn’t give up practicing Falun Gong, the officials threatened to fire him that day.

On September 21, 2020, Chang Baibi, the principal of Wangchuan Town High School, stopped all of Mr. Li’s classes and arranged for him to do miscellaneous work instead. It has been reported that Chang’s decision was ordered by He Huihui, the new director of the local Political and Legal Affairs Committee, an extra-judiciary agency tasked with persecuting Falun Gong.