(Minghui.org) Four people knocked on Ms. Tang Peilian’s home in Changsha City, Hunan Province on December 25, 2021, claiming to be from the local community and going door to door to give people shots against COVID-19.

Her husband, Mr. Huang Zhijie, opened the door. Without saying a word, the four people, with a female in police uniform, rushed in and ran to her bedroom. Ms. Tang, who was printing informational materials about Falun Gong, immediately locked her closet where she kept the printer and computer, despite their effort to stop her.

Falun Gong is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. 

Turning around, Ms. Tang, in her 80s, demanded the four people show their IDs and search warrant. While they refused to show their IDs, one man introduced himself as a staff member from the residential committee, the other two males said they were with the Yueli District Police Department, surnamed Zhang and Wang, respectively. 

Ordered by Wang, the other three agents searched Ms. Tang’s home. Wang ordered Ms. Tang to turn in the key to her closet. When she refused to comply, Wang tore off the Falun Gong paintings in her living room. All of Ms. Tang’s Falun Gong books and informational materials were also ransacked. 

The police claimed that they targeted the couple after Mr. Huang was recorded by surveillance camera distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. They tracked him down and found his address. 

The elderly couple was brought to the Yueli District Police Department and interrogated in separate rooms. They were released at around 8 p.m. It’s not clear whether the police are seeking prosecution of the couple.