Arrests in Counter-Demonstration during Students for Life Procession

Country: Austria

Date of incident: November 14, 2015

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Private



The march against abortion by more than 100 participants in Innsbruck was disrupted by counter-demonstrators.

Bethany Janzen, a member of the US "Students for Life" discussed the current political debate about abortion in the United States. "Students for Life" highlighted the activities of Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the United States, illegal organ trafficking and illegal abortions for profit.

The procession was disrupted as the marchers walked with lanterns from the Hofkirche to the Anna-Säuie. The police had to intervene and arrests were made. Source: Heute