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At least a dozen worshippers from a house church have been detained in Beijing

At least a dozen worshippers from a house church have been detained in Beijing

At least a dozen worshippers from a house church have been detained in Beijing

Beijing police have detained at least a dozen worshippers from a Christian house church who were trying to hold services in a public space after they were evicted from their usual place of worship.

Leaders of the unregistered Shouwang house church had told parishioners to gather at an open-air venue in Beijing for Sunday services, but police taped off the area and took away people who showed up to take part.

About a dozen people were escorted by police onto an empty city bus and driven away.

Christians in China are required to worship in state-run churches.

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