Arrests made at abortion protest outside NYC Catholic church

Pro-choice picketers and anti-abortion protesters clashed Saturday outside a Catholic church in Manhattan, leading to several arrests.

The NYPD said it could not immediately confirm the number of those arrested at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mulberry Street in Nolita.

Fox News reported there were five arrests and that pro-choice picketers were shouting down those going into the church.

Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters clashed Saturday.
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The NYPD could not confirm the number of people arrested Saturday.
The NYPD could not confirm the number of people arrested Saturday.
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The protests took place outside of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral.
The protests took place outside of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.
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A protestor is arrested by the NYPD Saturday.
The church holds a “life” Mass on the first Saturday of each month.
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Pro-abortion protesters and anti-abortion activists at Lower Manhattan Church
The New York Young Republicans Clubs said “We will always stand in defense of liberty” in a tweet.
New York Young Republican Club Catholic Caucus
Fox News reported that five people were arrested at the protests.
Fox News reported that five people were arrested at the protests.
New York Young Republican Club Catholic Caucus

The New York Young Republicans Club in a tweet said its Catholic Caucus “protected parishioners of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral from an onslaught of violent, rabid leftists. We will always stand in defense of liberty, especially when radicals seek to silence opposing views.”

The church holds a “life” Mass on the first Saturday of the month after which parishioners typically march to a nearby Planned Parenthood site.