Christians beaten, hospitalized in conflict with Zhejiang authorities over cross demolition

Friday, August 7, 2015

China Aid

By Rachel Ritchie

(Wenzhou, Zhejiang—Aug. 7, 2015) Six Christians in China’s coastal Zhejiang province were injured during a conflict with authorities on Thursday while they attempted to peacefully defend their church’s cross.

When Wenzhou authorities arrived to the Wuyuan Christian Church in Rui’an, one of Wenzhou’s sub-cities, a conflict broke out and six women were severely beaten, leaving them hospitalized.

At this time, it is unknown if authorities were successful at demolishing the church’s cross, which is a continuation of the province-wide “Three Rectifications and One Demolition” campaign that is rumored to have affected thousands of Zhejiang churches.

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