Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Nov 29, 2021 / 15:42 pm
The Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra has condemned the violence perpetrated outside its cathedral by feminist demonstrators Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
In a Nov. 27 statement, the Bolivian archdiocese deplored the recent violence and insults by a group of feminists who attacked and "viciously and violently" beat a woman outside the cathedral.
"It’s astonishing that the self-proclaimed defenders of women would act violently against women themselves," the archdiocese said, adding that their “intolerant and aggressive attitude belies the goodness of the cause.”
In various cities in Bolivia and other parts of the Americas, feminists demonstrated violently, damaging public and private buildings, and attacking Catholic churches.