A total of 59 foreign Falun Gong activists
advocated the cult and created a public disturbance on
Tian'anmen Square on Thursday. Of these, 53 from 12
countries, whose nationalities and identities have been
confirmed, were sent out of the country by 6 p.m. Friday.
The remaining six, who refused to reveal their
nationalities or present any form of identification, were
detained by the Beijing police for investigation, sources
The 59 foreigners, who caused trouble on
the Tian'anmen square from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday,
violated China's Law on Assemblies, Processions and
Demonstrations and regulations dealing with destructive
In accordance with the law these
foreigners were removed from the square by police patrolling
the area Thursday afternoon. They were reprimanded and
admonished according to law, but were treated humanely.
The 53 foreigners, whose identities have been
determined, were ordered to leave China within a time limit
according to law. They had all left by 6 p.m. Friday.
The six foreigners, who did not have passports
or other valid documents of identification with them, have
refused to say who they are. They were detained by the
Beijing police for investigation according to the Chinese
law on border entries and exits.
Agency February 15, 2002)