Security violently removes animal rights protesters from Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

On the 21st of August, plainclothes security guards forcibly removed a number of animal rights activists from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception after they began a "vegan outreach" protest/speakout. As soon as they got outside the door they became violent enough to inflict bruises, knocking down the activist using the camera. The camera stopped when it hit the ground. Not knowing the camera had stopped, the activist who had been singing grabbed up the camera to record the rest of the assault, and the security man said "Yeah, I assaulted her" and then said his own name. The camera still captured some of what that same guard was boasting about, meaning his "testimony" isn't needed anyway.

The whole incident began with nothing more than activists trying to give out leaflets from The Christian Vegetarian Association while singing in church.

Video of the incident including bruises left by the assault

Protesters assaulted at National Basilica
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