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ICC Note: ChinaAid reported yesterday that a group of Chinese Christians in Hainan were violently beaten last week for attempting to stop the construction of a new property on land formerly set aside for the construction of a church. Two women protesting the construction are reportedly in a coma after the attack. 
8/20/2013 China (ChinaAid) – On the morning of Aug. 13, a number of Christians in Lingao town, Lincheng county, Hainan Province were violently beaten by urban management officers when they tried to prevent construction at a building site. A Christian church was originally intended to be built the building site; however, the site was later secretly sold to developers by the local government. Several children and elderly were injured during the attack. It is also known that two women who were protesting the construction are in a coma as a result of the retaliation.
The police were called by members of the Christian group, but refused to address the attack.

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