China: demolition of church begins amid protests
April 29, 2014
Communist officials in the eastern province of Zhejiang have begun to demolish a church that has been the focal point of protests by area Christians, according to The New York Times.
Thousands of protestors had attempted to protect the Sanjiang Christian Church, a Protestant church that was built in December, from potential demolition. Although the church is registered and not part of the underground church movement, local officials subsequently deemed it too large.
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- Demolition Begins on Church That Triggered Protest (New York Times)
- China denies demolition campaign against churches (CWN, 4/24)