Arrests during an anti-abortion protest outside the Catholic Church in New York

Pro-choice picketers and anti-abortion protesters clashed outside a Catholic church in Manhattan on Saturday, leading to several arrests.

The NYPD said it could not immediately confirm the number of people arrested at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mulberry Street in Nolita.

Fox News reported there were five arrests and pro-choice picketers yelling at those entering the church.

Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters clashed on Saturday.
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The NYPD could not confirm the number of people arrested on Saturday.
The NYPD could not confirm the number of people arrested on Saturday.
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The protests took place in front of the Basilica of the old St. Patrick's Cathedral.
The protests took place in front of the Basilica of the old St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
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A protester is arrested by the NYPD on Saturday.
The church organizes a “lifetime” mass on the first Saturday of each month.
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Pro-abortion protesters and anti-abortion activists at Lower Manhattan Church
The New York Young Republicans Clubs said “We will always stand up for freedom” in a tweet.
New York Young Republican Club Catholic Caucus
Fox News reported that five people were arrested during the protests.
Fox News reported that five people were arrested during the protests.
New York Young Republican Club Catholic Caucus

The Young Republicans Club of New York in a tweet said his Catholic caucus “protected the parishioners of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral from an onslaught of violent and rabid leftists. We will always stand up for freedom, especially when radicals seek to silence opposing views. »

The church holds a “Lifetime” Mass on the first Saturday of the month, after which parishioners typically march to a nearby Planned Parenthood site.

Martha J. Finley