Members of a group calling themselves the “Proletarian Feminist Front” were arrested after they disrupted the peaceful Candlelight Virgil and clashed with the police.

Every year the evening before the National March for Life, there is a Candlelight Vigil at the Canadian Human Rights Monument to remember the victims of abortion, and every year there are a handful of feminist and gay activists who counter-demonstrate. This year the pro-abortion demonstrators blocked the stage with their signs and attempted to drown out the speakers with their chants. One protester disconnected the microphone cords to prevent the vigil’s speakers from addressing the 200-person crowd.

Police placed three protesters under arrest. When several of their colleagues attempted to set the handcuffed protesters free, police pepper sprayed them.

No pro-life participants in the vigil were hurt despite the police and counter-protesters clashing in their vicinity.