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Guangdong police stop 'illegal' church gathering

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Police wait outside the Christians' gathering. (Photo courtesy
of a church member)
China Aid
By Rachel Ritchie

(Shenzhen, Guangdong–April 15, 2015) Police officers in China’s southern Guangdong raided a gathering in Shenzhen held by a house church late last month, claiming the gathering was “illegal.”

A photo of the scene shows more than 10 police officers standing outside the apartment building in which Christians met for a Bible study on March 31.

One church member told China Aid that the congregation is concerned about retaliation from police if they talk to the media; the church member said that at some point, the policemen entered the building and told the church members the gathering was “illegal” and to stop meeting.

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