October 15, 2010Updated 2:32 pm CDT
SICHUAN — Pastor Wang Yi (photo: second from the right), a famous house church pastor in China who met with President Bush in 2006, was picked up from where he was sitting and carried by six police officers over approximately 320 feet (about 100 meters) to a police vehicle and driven away.
The pastor was at the ChengDu Airport in Sichuan attempting to board a plane to the Lausanne Congress in South Africa.
According to inside sources, when Wang was stopped he asked officials for some type of legal order stating that he and the other house church representatives were forbidden from traveling. When the authorities could not show any such documents, Pastor Wang refused to leave. Then officials removed him from the airport by force, injuring his leg in the process.