12/28/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – Today, dozens of local officials sought to install national flag at a church in China’s Yunnan province. The congregation’s resistance resulted in conflicts between the two parties.
According to the video shared by Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, during daytime, dozens of unidentified local government staff descended at Tuguadi Church in Wuding County and attempted to forcibly install China’s flag at the church.
Members from the church tried to resist, but some of them were manhandled by the officials, while other Christians were crying and asking for help. The video showed the chaos that took place in front of the church.
While filming, the member of the church urged the media and other Christians to pay attention to this incident. He asked, “Didn’t our country say that [the government] will govern us based on law and construct a harmonious society? If they use this violent and forceful way to install the national flag in front of our church, what reaction would you have?”
He added, “Is this democratic? Is this fair? Is this building a harmonious society?”
It is unclear whether or not the authorities managed to install the flag at the church in the end.
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