Chinese Christians Put Toppled Crosses Back on Churches in Show of Defiance

Cross China Aid(Christian Today/China Aid) Christians in officially-atheist China are braving the wrath of authorities as they put back crosses atop their churches that were knocked down by the police in Zheijang province, home to “China’s Jerusalem.”

A group of Protestant churches is fighting back as police have knocked down over 450 crosses since 2013, The Christian Monitor reported. Police with large cranes often show up unannounced and remove the crosses on churches ostensibly as part of a new religious structures building code but what many observers regard as the continuing anti-Christian campaign in Asia’s biggest country.

The new building policy requires that crosses are removed on top of the churches, reduced in size and placed instead on the side of the edifice in the same colour as the building, making them difficult to see.

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