A church in Alberta, Canada was raided by police this morning for remaining open against a local order telling the house of worship to close due to COVID-19.
After the early morning raid, police erected barricades around the building and are refusing to let anyone on the property.
According to a Rebel News reporter, Christian Grace Life Church (Grace Life) located in Spruce Grove, Alberta was swarmed by police who set up two layers of security fencing and covered the entrance to the building with a tarp.
The reporter, Sheila Gunn Reid, also said police and private Paladin security were on the scene, but that officers had “no documentation to present to the church regarding closure, but are keeping members off the property.”
GraceLife is being walled off by two layers of security fencing and a black tarp to obscure the entrance to the church.
RCMP and private Paladin security are here.
RCMP have no documentation to present to the church re:closure, but are keeping members off the property. pic.twitter.com/68E7ntCHVp
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) April 7, 2021
Roads blocked and fences going up around GraceLife Church this morning… pic.twitter.com/qSbLXRWKut
— Kim Smith (@Kim_SmithTV) April 7, 2021
Police and security are putting up a fence around Gracelife! Please pray for wisdom as our elders navigate this new development! @LaurenJDyck @tomascol @TomBuck @MichelleDLesley @Aspree_Berean @D_B_Harrison @TobyLogsdon @DrOakley1689 @MikeHovland pic.twitter.com/NPev6fCuLl
— Oma10 (@theresiasmith52) April 7, 2021
This comes weeks after the church’s Pastor James Coates spent over a month in jail for defying Alberta’s COVID-related mandates.
LifeSiteNews reports that “they’re installing port-a-potties on the site, which may be in anticipation of 24-hour surveillance.”
Earlier this week, just hours south of Grace Life Church in Spruce Grove, another Alberta, Canada church was targeted by the state for allegedly violating COVID regulations.
When officers entered Street Church, Pastor Artur Pawlowski, a Polish immigrant, filmed them, called them “Gestapo Nazis” and demanded they “Get out!”
See the viral video of Pawlowski telling off the COVID cops below: