Three Hong Kong journalists and a member of a mainland underground church were detained for several hours by police stationed outside the court where the Bible-smuggling trial was held yesterday. The journalists were taken away shortly after 9am, about half an hour after the trial started at Yinxi Town People's Court in Fuqing. They were first detained at a Public Security office nearby before being driven to Fuqing City Government building, where they were met by officials from the propaganda department. Two mainland journalists checked the digital cameras of the Hong Kong journalists, including a photographer from the South China Morning Post. The Hong Kong journalists were asked to delete all records of any digital photographs taken in relation to the trial. Films seized from one of the detained reporters were also developed for examination. Lin Junhua, 46, a core member of the 'Shouters', the underground church for which Lai was accused of illegally transporting Bibles, was also detained at around 9am after he led 50 followers in songs and prayers for about an hour. He was stopped by two plain-clothed Public Security officers who escorted him to a car that was parked near the court where he was detained until the trial ended. The remaining followers waited, mostly in silence, outside the court with some whispering prayers. But they resumed their singing when they saw the three defendants leaving the court at 11.30am, with some waving goodbye and others breaking down in tears. Chaos broke out as Public Security officers tried to stop some followers making their way into the court. The elderly mother of Yu Zhudi, one of the mainland defendants, was reported to have injured her hand when she was pushed back.