Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Wednesday February 11, 2009
Abortion Supporters Pelt Pro-Lifers with Stones in France
By John-Henry Westen
GRENOBLE, France, February 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-life demonstrators outside a hospital in Grenoble France were violently attacked Sunday by abortion supporters. NOVOpress, a French-language news agency, reports that 70 pro-life picketers outside the 'Couple-Child' Hospital were violently attacked by a pro-abortion mob of some 260 individuals.
A pro-life demonstration was scheduled for the early afternoon, but prior to the arrival of the pro-life demonstrators, a rowdy crowd of abortion supporters took up the designated area. NOVOpress reports that when the pro-lifers arrived they were verbally and physically accosted.
Police intervened and remained on the scene until the pro-life demonstrators left an hour later. Two pro-abortion activists were arrested for throwing stones.
Later, 15 of the pro-lifers were confronted in a parking lot by 90 of the pro-abortion mob. NOVOpress reports that the pro-lifers were barraged with stones and even threatened with knives. They took shelter in a supermarket, but that did not stop the attack, which resulted in the smashing of the window of the supermarket.
Police in riot gear arrived on the scene and the abortion supporters fled. Police arrested but later released over a dozen of the abortion supporters, charging two with causing damages.
See the NOVOpress report (in French):