A pastor is taken into custody during a government lead raid of a house church in China. It is unclear if this raid is part of the larger church crackdown that has recently started, or if it is more localized persecution.
12/13/2010 China (ChinaAid) - In a joint operation, dozens of police and government officials raided a peaceful Sunday morning worship service of a house church in south-central China’s city of Changsha on Dec. 12, sources told ChinaAid Association
Dozens of believers of Hope Church in Changsha, Hunan province, were worshipping when the Changsha Municipal Public Security Bureau and the Bureau of Religious Affairs raided the meeting at 9:30 a.m. in a joint law enforcement action.
The police and officials dispersed the worshippers and took into custody Pastor Xing Jinfu and Minister Le of the China Gospel Fellowship. They were taken to the Furong District Police Station for questioning that lasted until almost noon.