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The Paifang in Shunfeng Park is seen in Foshan City in China’s Guangdong district. A house church in Foshan City was raided Sunday, with more than 100 church members arrested. (Caiguanhao/Wikimedia Commons)

More than 200 police raided a house church on Sunday, eyewitnesses told International Christian Concern. More than 100 church members, including children, were arrested during the Sunday service in Foshan City, in China’s Guangdong Province. As of Monday evening, more than 24 hours later, 30 parishioners still remained in police custody.

“We don’t know exactly why they raided our church,” a local believer told ICC during an interview. “The government does not want us to get together and worship as a church.”

Local believers told ICC that the church was raided without any warning. The police left behind a notice stating that the church members were detained for conducting an “illegal gathering.”

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