Minghui.net reports that on February 9, 2007, tourists witnessed a group of policemen suddenly attack a person sitting on the grass by Tiananmen Square.
The attack lasted only a few minutes time. When it was over there was a large pool of blood left on the ground where the beating took place.
The tourist who reported the attack arrived in Tiananmen Square at around noon with two of his friends. On the other side of the square was a man sitting on the grass. He was sitting motionless.
Suddenly, several policemen ran up to him and surrounded him. The police held the man down on the ground, and proceeded to beat and kick him. The man curled up in response to the attack.
During the attack, members of the Armed Police shielding the attacking officers from the view of spectators. No one was allowed approach.
After the attack was over, a police car arrived. The policemen picked up the man and threw him into the car. They also covered the blood on the ground with white paper.
Soon after, an ambulance arrived. The policemen dragged the man from the car to the ambulance. The ambulance and police cars then left the square.
Soon after, three undercover police brought two workers who were carrying mops, brooms, and water buckets. They promptly started to clean the scene. One of the undercover police picked up the white paper from the ground and threw it into a trashcan. Underneath, blood was clearly visible, spattered widely.
The workers used the water buckets to quickly wash the bloodstains from the ground. The blood was swept up with brooms that were later stained red from use. The portable trash bins used by the cleaning staff were also stained with blood from the paper that had been thrown inside.
One undercover policeman was seen forcefully scrubbing the trash bins to wash the blood away.
The entire process only took four or five minutes, from the time the man was held down on the ground until the ambulance arrived. However, the result was a surprisingly large pool of blood on the ground.
According to the Minghui.net report, the man who was brutally beaten was likely a Falun Gong practitioner. Many mainland practitioners have been performing Falun Gong exercises in front of Tiananmen Square to protest the unjustified persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese communist regime.