Calisthenics. Don Flaherty also witnessed a political demonstration while in Chengdu. â€œThe students at Szechwan National Universityâ€¦which is just down the Min River from Chengtu, once obtained the release of a former City councilor arrested by the secret policeâ€¦[O]ne evening when [the councilor] was walking down a city street he was grabbed by a man in a jeep and whisked off to an unlighted prison cell. His wife got in touch with the Student Self Government Association at Szechwan National University, where he was well known and admired because of his speeches `in the name of the peopleâ€™ thereâ€¦The next morning more than 2,000 students were on the marchâ€¦About one in ten left his classes at West China Union to join the protest.â€ 
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