19 Apr '11, 7pm

A church in China is asking people to ignore government warnings and celebrate Easter:

A church in China is asking people to ignore government warnings and celebrate Easter:

An unregistered Chinese Protestant church urged its followers on Tuesday to ignore government warnings and risk being arrested by joining Easter Day services in Beijing at the weekend. -- PHOTO: AFP BEIJING - AN unregistered Chinese Protestant church urged its followers on Tuesday to ignore government warnings and risk being arrested by joining Easter Day services in Beijing at the weekend. In an appeal posted on its Google Buzz page, the Shouwang Church warned that police would likely detain those gathering at a set meeting site but that it was more important that followers stood up for their faith. Beijing police have rounded up scores of church followers after they sought to hold outdoor services in Beijing's university district over the past two Sundays. Most followers were released after 24 hours in custody. The police action comes amid a widening crackdown on disside...

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