Multiple Churches Called for Police Protection Amid Threat of Leftist Protests

Multiple Churches Called for Police Protection Amid Threat of Leftist Protests

Police Called In For Protection As Pro-Choice Protestors Unleash Fury On Churches

(TheRedWire.com) – Pro-choice advocates have been protesting all over the United States since someone recently leaked the Supreme Court draft opinion indicating the court could overturn Roe v. Wade in June or July. The Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) expected those protests to ramp up on Mother’s Day at Catholic churches in the district. Authorities said they were “planning accordingly” to address the possibility but did not detail how they prepared.

While the MPD aimed to allow churchgoers to worship peacefully, demonstrators also have First Amendment rights to protest, so dealing with the situation could be tricky.

The rumors of protests came true in DC and other places across the US, with one group donning “The Handmaid’s Tale” costumes and parading in front of a Catholic church during Sunday morning mass. Another group, called Ruth Sent Us, threatened to burn the Eucharist and told someone on Twitter who was praying for them to stuff her rosary.

As expected, several other pro-choice activist groups gathered outside various churches on May 8 in an attempt to ruin services. Many of the religious institutions across DC asked for an increased police presence to handle any potential problems. Considering the First Amendment covers both peaceful protests and freedom of religion, how can police respect one side’s rights without infringing on the other?

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