Chinese government tears down church cross
Police have torn down a cross in a Catholic church, in a blatant act of Christian persecution which has sparked a wave of outrage.
The incident in China saw authorities rip down the cross, the latest in a string of examples of the Beijing tightening its grip on religious expression.
The cross standing on the bell tower of Lingkun Catholic church was torn down by authorities in Wenzhou city, a port and industrial city in the Zhejiang province, on October 11.
The representatives of the local government also demolished the wall standing in front of the church, according to International Christian Concern, a non-governmental human right watchdog.
This aggression is the latest of a long series of abuses perpetrated against Christians in the area.