Turkish police bust Nigerian Church in Istanbul, chase out worshipers (Videos)

Turkish police busted a Nigerian Church in Istanbul over disregard for social distancing guidelines.

The incident that meant police had to use pepper spray on worshipers happened on Sunday evening (November, 29).

A source that spoke to olomoinfo about the incident said the reason for the police attack on worshipers was because the Church was packed full with people which made it difficult for people to breath properly and observe social distancing.

The source said pregnant women and those with babies were escorted outside the hall while force were used on male worshipers most of whom fainted.

Also the pastor of the church was reportedly taken in for questioning.

Another source who spoke with us on the issue, said it was not a matter of social distancing or breaking of coronavirus protocol but a witch-hunt by the local government who are clamping down on such gatherings.

The source said, prior to this attack, the local government had banned them from gathering at the church's former venue and then took the attack to the new venue.

The source said places of worship like Churches and Mosques are not restricted from gathering adding that the Church would be pressing legal charges against the authority.

At the moment, Istanbul and some major cities in Turkey are under strict rules put in place to control the spread of coronavirus which has killed thousands of people in recent days and left many people hospitalized.

There are curfew in certain places around the country with large gatherings restricted every weekend.

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