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Police make five arrests after abortion activists harangued Catholics in New York City

Police made arrested pro-choice demonstrators who harangued churchgoers outside a famed Catholic church in New York City.

Video shows the protesters berating parishioners outside The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan on Saturday.

The activists confronted the Catholics at the church gates, banging on the bars and screaming: ‘Tell those Nazis to come out’ from the church gates. 

They also shouted at parishioners trying to enter the church. 

NYPD said it could not immediately confirm the number of individuals arrested, but Fox News reported at least five were taken into custody. It is unclear what they were charged with.

St. Patrick’s has been home to several demonstrations in recent months as frustrated Americans respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, which had federally protected abortion rights in the US.

Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters clashed outside a famed Catholic church in New York City on Saturday, resulting in several arrests

The demonstrators were taken into custody Saturday outside The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan

The demonstrators were taken into custody Saturday outside The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan

Footage shows the pro-choice protesters screaming 'tell those Nazis to come out' the church gates. They also shouted at parishioners trying to enter the church

Footage shows the pro-choice protesters screaming ‘tell those Nazis to come out’ the church gates. They also shouted at parishioners trying to enter the church

Pro-abortion rights protesters demonstrate outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

Pro-abortion rights protesters demonstrate outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

People enter St. Patrick's Old Cathedral as abortion rights activists march outside on Saturday

People enter St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral as abortion rights activists march outside on Saturday

Video provided to DailyMail.com by the New York Young Republican Club Catholic Caucus shows the pro-choice demonstrators cursing out the the church goers.

‘Tell that Nazi to come out,’ one protester yelled while pounding on the church gates.

‘Come the f**k outside,’ echoed another as the first protester screamed again: ‘You killing Nazis? You killing Nazis?’

A member of the church congregation instructs his group to ‘go inside’ as he the footage shows him waving his fellow Catholics away from the gates.

Outside the church gates, the demonstrators chanted at lines of parishioners as they tried to go into the building. 

Outside the church gates, the demonstrators chanted at lines of parishioners as they tried to go into the building

Outside the church gates, the demonstrators chanted at lines of parishioners as they tried to go into the building

Pro-choice demonstrators shout at the anti-abortion activists Saturday as they pray the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood clinic near St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

Pro-choice demonstrators shout at the anti-abortion activists Saturday as they pray the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood clinic near St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

Anti-abortion activists confront a gathering of abortion-rights demonstrators outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

Anti-abortion activists confront a gathering of abortion-rights demonstrators outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

NYPD said it could not immediately confirm the number of individuals arrested, but Fox News reported at least five were taken into custody. It is unclear what they were charged with

NYPD said it could not immediately confirm the number of individuals arrested, but Fox News reported at least five were taken into custody. It is unclear what they were charged with

Pro-abortion rights protesters demonstrate outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

Pro-abortion rights protesters demonstrate outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

Catholics typically gather at the Cathedral on the first Saturday of every month to protest abortion. They march from the church to the nearby Planned Parenthood location where they hold their demonstration.

This Saturday, the group prayed the rosary outside the clinic while pro-choice protesters shouted at them.

The NYYRC Catholic Caucus told DailMail.com it ‘denounced the violence’ directed at St. Patrick’s parishioners and applauded its members for attending their ‘rosary rally.’

‘Open witness to Christ in New York City is a dangerous act; history will look fondly on those who stood nonetheless. Growing forces in this city want to stop anyone from standing for Christ. If so, we will kneel for him,’ the group said in a statement. 

‘The NYYRC Catholic Caucus denounces the violence once again directed at parishioners of Old St. Patrick’s this morning, another effort to terrorize Catholics, and we applaud any members of our group who attended their rosary rally.’

A group of demonstrators assembled outside the Planned Parenthood clinic and office in downtown Manhattan on Saturday holding a sign that reads: 'Your body, your choice'

A group of demonstrators assembled outside the Planned Parenthood clinic and office in downtown Manhattan on Saturday holding a sign that reads: ‘Your body, your choice’

New York Police Department officers arrest a pro-abortion rights protester outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

New York Police Department officers arrest a pro-abortion rights protester outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

A protester is taken into NYPS custody during an abortion rally outside St. Patrick's Cathedral

A protester is taken into NYPS custody during an abortion rally outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral

A pro-choice activist holds a sign reading 'I dissent' during the demonstration outside the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral on Saturday

A pro-choice activist holds a sign reading ‘I dissent’ during the demonstration outside the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Saturday

An abortion rights activist writes with chalk on a wall outside of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City on Saturday

An abortion rights activist writes with chalk on a wall outside of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City on Saturday

Pro-choice activists march outside St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City on Saturday

Pro-choice activists march outside St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City on Saturday

Anti-abortion activists, right, confront a woman, center, entering the Planned Parenthood clinic and office in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

Anti-abortion activists, right, confront a woman, center, entering the Planned Parenthood clinic and office in downtown Manhattan on Saturday

St. Patrick’s made headlines back in May when pro-choice demonstrators rallied outside the building as part of a nationwide protest targeting Catholic churches.

NYC-based performance artist Crackhead Barney, sporting a one-piece bathing suit, screamed ‘I’m killing the babies’ as she led a march to the church.

‘God killed his son, why can’t I?’ the protester repeatedly screamed as she dangled a baby doll during a Saturday morning demonstration outside the cathedral. 

A smaller group of pro-life activists assembled on the steps of the iconic Manhattan church, facing the abortion advocates, and prayed the rosary. They also sang the hymn Ave Maria. 

Just as they did Saturday, the NYYRC applauded the members of its Catholic Caucus in May for ‘standing up for their beliefs and for the fundamental rights of all unborn Americans.’ 

Performance artist Crackhead Barney dangles a a baby doll during a May 7 demonstration outside the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City

Performance artist Crackhead Barney dangles a a baby doll during a May 7 demonstration outside the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City

Standing in a one-piece bathing suit, Crackhead Barney screamed: 'I'm killing the babies' and 'God killed his son, why can’t I?'

Standing in a one-piece bathing suit, Crackhead Barney screamed: ‘I’m killing the babies’ and ‘God killed his son, why can’t I?’

Abortion-rights activists gather outside the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in downtown Manhattan on May 7 to voice their support for a woman's right to choose

Abortion-rights activists gather outside the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in downtown Manhattan on May 7 to voice their support for a woman’s right to choose

Saturday’s demonstration came just one day after Indiana on Friday became the first state since the Supreme Court in June struck down Roe to pass a near-total abortion ban.

Both houses of the Republican-dominated Indiana legislature passed the abortion measure on Friday after weeks of bitter debate, and Governor Eric Holcomb, a Republican, quickly signed it.

When the measure takes effect Sept. 15, it will allow abortions only in cases of rape, incest, lethal fetal abnormality or when a pregnant woman faces the risk of death or severe health problems.

The White House on Saturday assailed Indiana lawmakers for passing sweeping curbs on abortion access, calling it ‘devastating’ step for the Midwestern state. 

‘The Indiana legislature took a devastating step as a result of the Supreme Court’s extreme decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate women’s constitutionally-protected right to abortion,’ said a statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

‘It’s another radical step by Republican legislators to take away women’s reproductive rights and freedom, and put personal health care decisions in the hands of politicians rather than women and their doctors.’

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