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Almost 1,000 doomsday cult members arrested in China

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.

The sect predicts Friday will usher in three days of darkness and has urged its members to overthrow communism.

Damian Grammaticas explains why the government is anxious about such groups.

  • 20 Dec 2012