December 20, 2012
Police in China have carried out further arrests of members of a doomsday cult for spreading rumours about the imminent end of the world, state media say.
Almost 1,000 members of Christian group Almighty God have now been detained.
State media terms Almighty God an “evil cult” – the same description it applies to the banned Falun Gong group.
The sect predicts Friday will usher in three days of darkness and has urged its members to overthrow communism.
Its adherents believe 21 December is the last day in the Mayan long count calendar and thus signifies the end of the world.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm