BEIJING_China arrested about 40 foreigners Thursday in Tiananmen Square for protesting the government's crackdown against the Falun Gong spiritual movement.
Police chased and tackled the demonstrators after they chanted slogans and unfurled Falun Gong banners. They are one of several groups around the world attempting to raise awareness of China's record of religious repression as a scheduled visit to Beijing by President Bush next Thursday approaches.
The 40 foreign demonstrators from several countries including England and Germany were the second foreign group to protest at Tiananmen Square this week and the fourth since November.
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