Abortion rights activists try to burn Mexico City cathedral

Zocalo de Mexico Credit Sal Trabanca via Flickr CC BY NC SA 20 CNA Zocalo and the Mexican City Metropolitan Cathedral. | Saul Trabanca via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Amid a demonstration Saturday urging the legalisation of abortion, activists tried to set fire to the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.

In response to the Sept. 28 arson attempt, Catholics gathered before the front doors of the cathedral.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Agrediendo a los fieles que protegían la entrada de la Catedral, con consignas que son ofensivas contra la fe de cualquiera (y lo digo como no creyente) y faltando a todo respeto posible, así la marcha feminazi en favor del aborto en la <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CdMx?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CdMx</a> <br><br>Ya ponte a gobernar <a href="https://twitter.com/Claudiashein?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Claudiashein</a> <a href="https://t.co/hjQmbuivOd">pic.twitter.com/hjQmbuivOd</a></p>&mdash; D. Agustín Belgodère (@BogusBelgodere) <a href="https://twitter.com/BogusBelgodere/status/1178094942897557504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 28, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Mauricio Alfonso Guitar, deputy head of the Cristera National Guard in Mexico City, told CNA's Spanish language sister agency ACI Prensa that "thanks to the denunciations in Catholics' social networks, offering to defend the churches, the government … sent police to defend them."

ACI Prensa reported that firefighters acted quickly to prevent the fire from spreading, and police acted to prevent further acts of aggression by the abortion rights activists.

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