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People grow suspicious as two Chinese nuns walking the streets, anointing the holy water on children, they began to harasses the nuns and took them to the police. The nuns were returned to the Roman Catholic mission. People were not satisfied and called for a riot against the Roman Catholic mission.
The following day, a crowd gathered at the church. Directed by men in respectable attire, they torn down the walls, ransack the building and dug out graves, in search of murdered children, and money.
A French gunboat arrived on the third day, followed by a British gunboat. The riot quelled, without death on both sides.
- New York Times, The Riots in China - Interesting Story Told in a Letter from a Missionary 1891.08.22. Retrieved 2015.10.20