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Violence erupts when officials raid Chinese church

by Peter Wooding

Xiamen, China (ANS) – Violence erupted at a church in Xiamen, Fujian province when officials burst into a service, according to China Aid.

In a video taken at the scene, officers and attendees of Xingguang Church shouted as they engaged in a physical altercation. China Aid reports that as they blocked the entrance, officials dragged a Christian to the door, with other congregants fighting along with him. One of the Christians was beaten and had to seek medical treatment. He also filed a police report.

Church raid in Fujian province

Meanwhile the previous weekend China Aid reports police summoned Christians from Sichuan province’s Early Rain Covenant Church.

A Christian, who did not want to reveal her name, told ChinaAid the police brought in Christians in charge of church activities and online services. They demanded the Christians stop their ongoing church projects and holding online services.

The informant also noted the police have only summoned Christians during the church’s online services. This indicates the police are still monitoring the church’s actions.

In addition, one of the church’s members, Ran Yunfei, was brought to the police station on Friday. Ran was scheduled to give a testimony during one of the services, forcing it to change its agenda at the last minute. After the service ended, Ran was escorted home.

 

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