Pro-Life Manifestation Attacked, One Hospitalised

Country: Austria

Date of incident: December 11, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Private



Peaceful protest of Catholic Youth pro-life Group "Jugend für das Leben“ violently attacked by pro-choice forces. Member hospitalised with concussion.

During a peaceful manifestation in Salzburg (Austria) on December 11, 2010, counter-demonstrators chanted intolerant phrases such as, "If Mary had had an abortion, we would have been spared people like you." After the protest and after most members of Youth for Life had left, five remained to pack and clean up. They were surrounded by pro-choice counter-demonstrators and molested. One of them suffered a concussion due to a beating and had to spend a night in the hospital.