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‘Antifa’ Counter-Protest at March for Life Chicago

Hundreds of pro-life activists gathered in Chicago at Federal Plaza Saturday for the March for Life Chicago rally and march as a group of abortion rights protesters attempted to shout them down.

March for Life Chicago posted photos from the Chicago Tribune depicting the opposing groups.

Andy Ngô, author of the New York Times bestseller Unmasked, identified the abortion rights group as an “Antifa” group that was shouting, “Shut the f**k up!” to the pro-life activists.

“They say being pro-life is fascist,” he noted.

An #Antifa group shouts “Shut the f— up” to participants of the #MarchForLife event in Chicago. They say being pro-life is fascist. — Andy Ngô 🏳️‍🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) January 8, 2022

Independent reporter Brendan Gutenschwager tweeted photos as well:

The March for Life makes its way down Michigan Avenue here in Chicago — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 8, 2022

The March for life mobilizes here in Chicago, with a crowd of over a thousand making their way through the Chicago Loop this afternoon — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 8, 2022

Pastor Chris Butler of Chicago Embassy Church speaks at the March for Life in Federal Plaza, as the group prepares to march through the Chicago Loop — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 8, 2022

“You are here the year of the end of Roe” Speeches underway at the annual March for Life Chicago — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 8, 2022

Gutenschwager identified one pro-abortion group as the “antifascist” Revolutionary Communist Party who chanted, “Abortion on demand & without apology!”

“Abortion on demand & without apology!” chants from a group of Revcom (Revolutionary Communist Party) demonstrators across from today’s March for Life rally against abortions — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 8, 2022

Antifascist demonstrators are out this afternoon counter-protesting the March for Life, with a banner reading “Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!” across from Federal Plaza — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 8, 2022

Photographer and videographer Alex Kent also reported for the UK’s The Sun the March for Life organization in Chicago attempted to block a shield-bearing group calling themselves Patriot Front from joining them, claiming its members are not part of the pro-life organization:

A man with the March for Life Rally stands in front of #PatriotFront blocking their path and says that they are not part of their March in Chicago on 1.8.22. On assignment for @TheSun — Alex Kent (@AlexKentTN) January 8, 2022

Chicago Police are now separating opposing protests across Dearborn Street at today’s March for Life — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 8, 2022

According to March for Life Chicago, the Tribune reported left-wing Cardinal Blasé Cupich spoke at the pro-life rally, but “was booed by some in attendance during his remarks and was escorted away by security after speaking.”

“Please remember that in pandemics, personal choices are not personal,” Cardinal Blase Cupich wrote. “You are making choices for your community and it is irresponsible to endanger others.” — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) January 8, 2022

In January 2021, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Vatican’s former doctrinal chief, condemned Cupich for his unwillingness to rebuke President Joe Biden’s support for abortion, as Breitbart News reported.

In December Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation that repealed the state’s last pro-life law by allowing minor girls to obtain abortions without their parents’ knowledge.

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