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)
California – Leftist Protester Arrested and Charged With Firebombing Republican Women’s Group Office
Oregon – Antifa Activists Assault Pro-Lifer Who Painted “Baby Lives Matter” in Front of Abortion Clinic
Tennessee – BLM Activists Vandalize Church’s Sign Saying “Unborn Lives Matter”
New York – Andrew Cuomo Threatens President Trump With Harm if He Visits New York: “He’ll Need Bodyguards”
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)
South Carolina – Media Ignores Death Threats and Racial Slurs Sent to Black Pro-Life Senator Tim Scott
Ohio – Pro-Life Billboard Showing Hands Holding Baby Vandalized (Journal-News)
Mexico – Catholic Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti as State Debates Legalizing Abortion (Crux)
Illinois – Abortion Activists Pelt Pro-Lifers with Eggs Outside Planned Parenthood
United States – Abortion Activists Hack Pro-Life Student Event, ‘Bomb’ It With Gay Porn and Nazi Imagery
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 state – Abortion Activists Punch Pro-Life Student in the Face, Egg Others Praying Outside Planned Parenthood
Washington state – Abortion Activists Masturbate, Throw Glass and Yell “Hail Satan” at Students Praying Outside Abortion Clinic
Mexico – Pro-Abortion Feminists Smash Windows, Try To Break into Church Where Children Are Worshiping
Washington, D.C. – Video: Abortion Activist Threatens to Pepperspray Pro-Life Advocates at Georgetown (TFP Student Action)
Mexico – Radical Feminists Smash Car Windows, Set Buildings on Fire, Injure 65 People During Pro-Abortion Protest
Washington, D.C. – Chuck Schumer Threatens Gorsuch and Kavanaugh if They Uphold Pro-Life Law: “You Will Pay the Price”
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)
Florida – Man Arrested After Driving Van Into Table Full of Trump Supporters
Germany – Radical Pro-Abortion Feminists Vandalize Churches, Set Fire to Vehicle
Florida – Abortion Advocates Destroy Display of 1,000 Flags to Mourn Babies Killed in Abortions
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)
Mississippi – Cross Display Vandalized, Crosses for Unborn Smashed into Pieces
Germany – Radical Feminists Set Pro-Life Columnist’s Vehicle on Fire