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Availability: American Deported by Beijing Arrives at Reagan National This Evening

Contact: Katie Mahoney, 540-538-4747

 

WASHINGTON, August 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- Deported by Beijing authorities, Rev. Patrick Mahoney will arrive at Reagan National Airport on Continental flight 1296, at 8:22 PM, this evening, Friday, August 8.

 

On August 7, at approximately 11 AM Beijing time, three American Christians were arrested in Tiananmen Square for a second time as they attempted to speak to the press.  The three arrested are Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Washington DC based Christian Defense Coalition; Brandi Swindell of Boise Idaho, National Director of Generation Life; and Michael McMonagle, of Philadelphia, national Catholic pro-life activist and founder of Generation Life.

 

These three Americans were dragged away from Tiananmen Square, held for several hours, deported, and put on an Air China flight to Los Angeles. See AP story: Protesters describe removal from Tiananmen Square

 

Background:

 

CNN footage of second arrests 11 AM Beijing time, Thursday, August 7

 

YouTube copy of CNN footage of second arrests

 

Reuters and private footage of first arrests 3 PM Beijing time, Wednesday, August 6

 

For more information or interviews contact: Katie Mahoney, 540-538-4747