Pro-abortion feminists rioted Monday in Mexico City, throwing Molotov cocktails at police and smashing windows during an International Safe Abortion Day protest.
Associated Press Television News reports the protesters demanded that Mexico legalize abortion on demand across the country. Currently, abortions are legal in some parts of the country, while unborn babies are protected from abortions in others.
An increasingly frequent occurrence, the protest became violent when hundreds of pro-abortion protesters began using hammers to smash windows and doors, according to the report. Others threw paint, bottles, Molotov cocktails and flares at police, Reuters reports.
The police, many of whom were female officers, extinguished the fires and sprayed tear gas at the violent mob, according to the reports.
It appears some of the rioters also may have been trying to attack pro-life advocates who were holding a counter-protest in a different part of the city.
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Some demonstrators also grabbed riot shields from police and formed a phalanx to try to advance. The city government said it would not allow the march to advance while protesters carried dangerous objects.
The city said it was in a difficult spot, because conservative groups have set up their own protest encampment in the city’s main plaza, which is where the abortion protesters want to go.
Mexico has witnessed a spate of pro-abortion vandalism and violence in the past year. In June, several Catholic churches in Veracruz were vandalized with pro-abortion and anarchist symbols, the Catholic News Agency reported at the time. A week earlier, five other churches also were vandalized with pro-abortion phrases, including “abortion will be legal,” “keep your rosaries off our ovaries” and “get angry sister.”
And in March, a video showed pro-abortion feminists trying to break into a church where families with young children were worshiping during an International Women’s Day protest.
Violence by pro-abortion activists has become increasingly common. LifeNews.com recorded more than 100 reports of assault, vandalism, harassment and other incidents in 2019. Our news outlet began tracking these reports after pro-life organizations expressed alarm about an uptick in violence in recent years.
Reports this year include:
Canada – Pro-Life Sign Splattered with Paint, Vandalized Twice in British Columbia (Vernon Morning Star)
New York – Church Memorial for Aborted Babies Knocked Over (Catholic News Agency)
Colorado – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized Twice in One Week (Golden Transcript/Colorado Community Media)
Washington, D.C. – Pro-life Leader, Senator Harassed by Mob after Leaving White House (videos by Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul)
Delaware – Delaware Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Pro-Lifers Outside Planned Parenthood (Associated Press)
England – Pro-life MP Receives Death Threat after Voting against Pro-Abortion Bill (The Christian Institute)
Ohio – Pro-Life Billboard Showing Hands Holding Baby Vandalized (Journal-News)
California – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in San Francisco (Prolife Across America)
Austria – Catholic Mission Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti, Windows Smashed in Salzburg (Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, Kathnet)
Illinois – Video: Abortion Activist Vandalizes Pro-Life Sign near Chicago (Students for Life)
Canada – Pro-Life Billboard Smeared with Paint by Vandals near Kelowna (CastaNet)
Germany – Pregnancy Center Vandalized, Windows Smashed (Pregnancy Help News)
Oregon – Vandals Destroy “Pro-Trump. Pro-Life” Campaign Sign in Man’s Yard (Washington Times)
Texas – Pro-life Christian Threatened with Gun outside Fort Worth Abortion Facility (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Texas – Abortion Worker Gives Pro-Lifer Bag of Vomit from Sick Woman During Coronavirus Outbreak (Operation Rescue)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Abortion Activist Threatens to Pepperspray Pro-Life Advocates at Georgetown (TFP Student Action)
Washington state – Video: Students Vandalize Pro-Life Chalk Display at Western Washington University (Students for Life)
California – Hundreds of Pro-Life Fliers Stolen at Cal-Poly ahead of Pro-Life Speaker’s Talk (Students for Life)
Ohio – Video: Mom Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Advocate on Sidewalk (Created Equal)
New Hampshire – Man Arrested after Allegedly Assaulting 15-Year-Old Trump Supporter (Townhall)
California – Bernie Sanders Supporter Allegedly Vandalizes, Tries to Set Fire to GOP Office (KRCR News)
Indiana – Pro-Life Ads Vandalized in South Bend, Second Time in 3 Months (Pregnancy Help News)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Student Swipes Pro-Life Sign from Daily Caller Reporter’s Hands
Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activist Threatens to Slit Pro-Life Student’s Throat at March for Life (Students for Life)
Guam – ‘Protect Unborn Babies’ Display Vandalized at Catholic Church (KUAM News)