Costumed protesters disrupt mass at the Catholic Cathedral in Los Angeles

Protesters dressed in red costumes from “The Handmaid’s Tale” broke up Sunday mass at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles.

A handful of costumed women held up a large green banner down the aisle and were ushered in after a brief kerfuffle by what appeared to be church security and parishioners, video footage shows post by the Catholic News Agency.

One protester accused the bailiffs of attacking her as they sought to evict the activists. Another shouted, “I have the right,” as she was driven from the shrine, while a man shouted back, “Get out of here! Several parishioners said, “Respect us!

A parishioner, Bradford Adkins, told CNA that the protest took place shortly before communion at the 10 a.m. mass. The video didn’t tell what the banner was saying.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles confirmed the incident in a statement: “The incident has been handled accordingly by Cathedral Security, ensuring a limited disruption of Mass. to help all women in need in our communities.

Catholic churches braced for protests after pro-choice group Ruth Sent Us encouraged activists to target Sunday Mass after last week’s Supreme Court leaked draft showed majority of justices were in favor of reversing Roe v. Wade of 1973, which established a constitutional right to abortion.

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., and others across the country have responded with increased security, but so far no rash of protest activity during mass has been reported.

Ruth Email Us has not publicly commented on the incident. The red capes and white hats featured in the Hulu book and series “The Handmaid’s Tale” are sometimes worn by pro-choice protesters.

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Boulder, Colorado was vandalized with pro-choice graffiti last week, while dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the homes of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr on Saturday. .and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

The Wisconsin Family Action Pro-Life Headquarters in Madison was damaged by fire early Sunday after an unknown suspect threw a Molotov cocktail into the building. Pro-choice graffiti was spray-painted on the exterior.

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