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The Nation

April 01, 1985

Dissident Lutheran minister D. Douglas Roth and 15 followers held Palm Sunday services outside their padlocked church in Clairton, Pa. a Pittsburgh suburb, but avoided arrest by worshiping in pairs on seven nearby street corners. Roth, 33, is prohibited by court order from holding services inside Trinity Lutheran Church, which was seized Jan. 4 by Allegheny County deputies after seven of his supporters barricaded themselves inside in defiance of a court injunction in a dispute over labor activism.

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