(Shanghai—Dec. 7, 2019) Government agents invaded Wheat Church in Shanghai last Sunday and banned the church.

The church was conducting a worship service when the officials broke in. They accused the attendees of conducting religious activities in an illegal place. The church’s preaching was stopped, and all followers were expelled.

Around 200 Christians refused to leave. Standing in the cold, they sang and worshipped in front of the church.

According to Chinese religious regulations, religious activities may only take place in approved venues. These locations are then monitored by the authorities.