In early December 2009, a Falun Gong practitioner, who also is a Tuidang volunteer, we went to a remote mountainous area to distribute Falun Gong materials. While we were there, someone reported us to the police. Several police cars set up a road block and caught us.
The police there had heard and seen the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propaganda that slandered Falun Gong, but they had never met any Falun Gong practitioners in person.
Since they didn’t know the truth about the persecution, we explained it to them and asked them to quit the CCP.
The more I talked, the stronger my voice became. I wanted to let even the people outside hear me, and more and more people gathered around. One officer said, “What do you do? How come you are so good at speaking? In my opinion you could be the Party secretary of the city.”
Another officer said, “If you keep talking, I will want to practice Falun Gong, too.”
The police chief said, “If I had known that Falun Gong was so good, I wouldn’t have called the domestic security team on you two. Now they are on the way here. How about if we just let you leave?”
I said, “But we haven’t eaten yet.”
An officer replied, “There is no more food here. I’ll order some noodles for you.”
And when the officers from the domestic security team arrived to take us away, three officers from the police station encouraged us to help the domestic security team quit the Party too.
The police chief bought two cartons of cigarettes for the domestic security team officers as a gift and asked them to treat us kindly. He escorted us in person all the way to the detention center. He told my husband, “You should go and find someone who can help get her out. Your wife is famous in our city now.”