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Buddhist Temples: People and Christian Churches

buddhist temples: People are in a lot of pain, said Ma Sengming, a 72-year-old man who was at the protest from Thursday morning until Friday afternoon, according to The Chronicle Herald. Many people were crying. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began congregating at the towering Grand Mosque in the town of Weizhou on Thursday, local Hui residents told The Associated Press by phone. We can't understand why this is happening. Islamic crescents and domes have been stripped from mosques, Christian churches have been shut down and Bibles seized, and Tibetan children have been moved from Buddhist temples to schools. Ma said the group shouted Protect faith in China! and Love the country, love the faith! The protest comes as faith groups that were largely tolerated in the past have seen their freedoms shrink as the government seeks to Sinicize religions by making the faithful prioritize allegiance to the officially atheist ruling Communist Party. ( As reported in the news.