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A decidedly annoyed man was caught on video climbing over a pew and stopping red-robed pro-abortion demonstrators in their tracks, cutting short their disruption of a Catholic mass Sunday in Los Angeles.

What are the details?

A parishioner told the Catholic News Agency that protesters dressed in “huge hats” and “red, hooded gowns” disrupted morning mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The cathedral is the mother church of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, and CNA said an archdiocese spokesman confirmed the incident late Sunday.

The protesters’ red robes and white bonnets symbolize enslaved women who are raped and forced to give birth, the outlet said, and are inspired by Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The parishioner who spoke to CNA, Bradford Adkins, said the demonstration began shortly before communion.

“I was getting ready for a stampede, and I glanced near the exits,” Adkins told the outlet, adding that the demonstrators held a large green banner, though he could not see what was written on it.

CNA said cathedral staff and parishioners intervened. Cellphone video posted on Twitter captured the moment one man dressed in jeans and a blue and white checkered shirt climbed over a pew to confront the demonstrators in an aisle:


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Romangod7

Indeed, he brought the demonstration to sudden halt as he appeared to bash a sign from the hands of one activist and then point them toward the exit:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Romangod7

Others stepped in to help, and the demonstrators were escorted from the church. The video ends as one protester’s hollering voice trails offs in an eerie echo:


Anything else?

CNA said the protesters’ costumes resemble those worn by members of leftist group Ruth Sent Us, which threatened to disrupt Catholic masses on Mother’s Day.


But CNA said Ruth Sent Us as of Sunday night didn’t appear to have taken responsibility for the L.A. protest, and the outlet added that group representatives didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Ruth Sent Us posted on its website apparent home addresses of six conservative Supreme Court justices — John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — and was planning “walk-by” protests Wednesday at their residences in the wake of the leaked draft from the high court that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Pro-abortion activists on Saturday night marched to the homes of Roberts and Kavanaugh, holding up signs that read, “F*** your God” and “Abortion is healthcare.”