Children were among 100 Chinese Christians detained after police raided a house church in Guangdong province, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Members of Mount Olivet church were held in custody for up to 20 hours. Police say they were detained for conducting an “illegal gathering”.

The church of 170 parishioners was established 20 years ago in the prosperous Foshan City in Guangdong Province, southern China.

According to ICC, the Chinese government insists religious freedoms are upheld, but anyone practicing their faith in a house church still runs the risk of being arrested.

Source: International Christian Concern