Pro-Life Offices Vandalised

Country: Austria

Date of incident: October 8, 2012

The Vienna offices of Human Life International (HLI) were attacked and damaged during a World Prayer Congress for Life held on October 4th – 8th. During the attack the glass entrance door was broken and jars filled with black paint were through at the building, some of them making it an in and smearing computers inside. The front door of a building in which participants stayed over night was barricaded putting the people into significant risk.

HLI Austria said that organizers had expected that anti-life activists would resort to violent counter-demonstrations during the congress: “On the Internet, fierce demonstrations and even criminal actions were planned against the congress.” Source: