On the morning of March 4, when attorney Gao Zhisheng was on his way to his office, three plainclothes police deliberately physically provoked him, pushing him around.
Gao was then taken by local police to the Xiaoguan Police Station of Chaoyang Public Security Bureau in Beijing. Gao was about to hold his Saturday's weekly hunger strike in his office. At about 9 a.m., a Sound of Hope (SOH) reporter interviewed Gao while he was in the police station.
Gao: I am sorry. I am in the police station right now talking with them.
Reporter: What happened? Can you tell us what happened?
Gao: This morning, I was on my way to my office to hold the hunger strike. I think they got an order to arrest me. First, they grabbed my bag, and took away my mobile phone and a phone card. Then three plainclothes police started to push me. They pushed me for over ten minutes. We collided like that for over ten minutes. It gathered a crowd of onlookers there. The three persons then called police and that's why I am here. I don't know where they are now and my mobile phone and phone card are still in their hands.”
Reporter: What are they talking to you about?
Gao: Just asking about the whole course of the incident. I am talking to them about that right now.
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