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BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS



December 21 is right around the corner and that means the so-called “doomsday” is quickly approaching. But apparently the alleged end of the world is causing quite the uproar in China, resulting in the arrests of hundreds of people.

WTTG:
“Police in China detained more than 100 people for spreading doomsday rumors. Officers seized leaflets, video disks, books and other apocalyptic materials in the recent arrest across eight provinces and regions.”


The Christian Science Monitor Reports:
“Police and government media are warning people not to be fooled by doomsday-related scams, alleged doomsday cultists have been arrested, and shoppers fearful of coming darkness have bought up all the candles they can find.”


According to WFTS an incident that occurred last friday when Min Youngjin allegedly stabbed 23 children and an elder villager, is now believed to have a possible link to the doomsday frenzy.


“Police say that talk of the Mayan calendar doomsday prophecy had a strong psychological impact on Min. But his motives for the attack are still under investigation.”


No one was killed in that incident but according to the BBC the attack sparked widespread anger and six officials were fired for handling the incident improperly.


A social psychologist in China claims the Chinese people are susceptible to doomsday reports because “scientific knowledge is still not widespread in China.”

 

Police In China Arrest Hundreds Alleged Cult Members

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Dec 18, 2012

Police In China Arrest Hundreds Alleged Cult Members

 

Image: News 3



BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS



December 21 is right around the corner and that means the so-called “doomsday” is quickly approaching. But apparently the alleged end of the world is causing quite the uproar in China, resulting in the arrests of hundreds of people.

WTTG:
“Police in China detained more than 100 people for spreading doomsday rumors. Officers seized leaflets, video disks, books and other apocalyptic materials in the recent arrest across eight provinces and regions.”


The Christian Science Monitor Reports:
“Police and government media are warning people not to be fooled by doomsday-related scams, alleged doomsday cultists have been arrested, and shoppers fearful of coming darkness have bought up all the candles they can find.”


According to WFTS an incident that occurred last friday when Min Youngjin allegedly stabbed 23 children and an elder villager, is now believed to have a possible link to the doomsday frenzy.


“Police say that talk of the Mayan calendar doomsday prophecy had a strong psychological impact on Min. But his motives for the attack are still under investigation.”


No one was killed in that incident but according to the BBC the attack sparked widespread anger and six officials were fired for handling the incident improperly.


A social psychologist in China claims the Chinese people are susceptible to doomsday reports because “scientific knowledge is still not widespread in China.”

 

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