|The cross atop the Three-Self church in Yuhang, Hangzhou,|
Zhejiang was forcibly removed on Feb. 27. (Photo: ChinaAid)
(Zhejiang—March 3, 2014) At least two Three-Self Patriotic Movement churches in China’s coastal Zhejiang province had the crosses that top their church buildings forcibly removed on Thursday because the Christian symbol was deemed “too conspicuous.”
The cross topping a government-sanctioned church in the Yuhang Disctict of Hangzhou, the provincial capital, was forcibly removed on Thursday morning by more than 200 people from the local government.