Later in the day when I was on my way to my father-in-law's, I saw many police vehicles, and I thought to myself it was probably all true. All day long as I worked, I felt distracted, feeling that something was going to happen. And it did tonight.
Around midnight, about two hours ago, they entered our property by jumping over the enclosed walls, they pried open the locks and kicked on the doors. I heard my mother crying inside [earlier Kegui told me he lives in the same property with his parents but in adjoining quarters], helplessly, "Please don't come in! Please don't come in!"
Then I saw Zhang Jian [chief of the township Shuanghou that has jurisdiction over Chen Guangcheng's village], a man I don't like.
I saw him right away. I went out; when I did, I took two kitchen knives with me for self-defense
. Then I heard Zhang Jian saying, "Look! He has two kitchen knives! Apprehend him!"
So they moved to grab the knives from me
. They didn't have any warrant. I wasn't the one who moved first, and it was they who tried to come to get me. I didn't know who they were, except for Zhang Jian. They showed no papers. After they spoke these words and tried to get me, I started slashing.
As I did, my mother cried out, "Don't! Don't! The child has a high fever! Hurry up. Call 110!" By then they had surrounded me, one man hit my head several times with a thick wooden club. I had no choice but to slash with my knives