(Photo courtesy of Xianqiao Church members)
“The cross of Xianqiao Church was taken down by force,” a church member said on Friday. “The worshippers who had been guarding the church’s cross were carried out by [authorities]. Nearly 10 brothers and sister from other churches, [who helped guard Xianqiao Church’s cross], were taken into custody.
“Zhou Zhanshuang, the leader of the Criminal Investigation Brigade of the Pingyang County Public Security Bureau, was at the scene commanding the operation,” the believer said.