In Putian city, in the southeastern province of Fujian, a home for the elderly run by a local, government-controlled Three-Self church was shut down, resulting in 80 elderly being kicked out of their residences.
After Christians from a house church in Henan Province showed just how vicious the government is by posting a video of them tearing up a painting of the cross inside their church government officials proved it again, by mobilizing over 400 people to destroy the house of worship in retaliation.
Protests were violentlysuppressed after the government of Wenzhou city’s Longgang town illegally soldvillagers’ farmland to a natural gas company. During the resulting protests, oneperson was beaten to death, more than 20 people were seriously injured, andnine were arrested and detained.
A 47-year-old member of The Church of AlmightyGod from Shaanxi committed suicide after prolonged persecution andintimidations by authorities.
The police tortured nine co-workers from a house church in Hainan Province, most of them suffered internal injuries as a result.
Any display of disagreement with the Communist Party in China is quashed, even when it concerns the health and wellbeing of an entire town. Nearly 2,000 police officers were sent in to deal with protesting residents in Bahe earlier this month.
In a village of Fujian, authorities illegally demolished homes of residents to make way for the construction of a new villa. A family that lost two properties attempted to fight for their rights, but was persecuted and had to go into hiding to escape arrest.
Police officers in Henan responded to the villager’s protests against the illegal repurposing of their land without proper compensation by assaulting and arresting them. The victims included a disabled woman.
Last year, Fujian authorities forcibly shut down and demolished some factories on the pretext of “combating pollution.” The owners were denied compensation and illegally detained while fighting for their rights.