Feminists Vandalize Churches in Bolivia

Feminist groups graffitied churches in Cochabamba and La Paz.  

Newsroom (March 18, 2022, 10:25 AM, Gaudium Press) During the march for International Women’s Day, feminists graffitied the facade of the church in Cochabamba’s Plaza Colón and threw red paint on the doors of the Maria Auxiliadora Church and the facade of the Ministry of Justice in La Paz.

In a statement, the Archdiocesan Council of the Laity of La Paz expressed “enormous concern about the vandalism of small violent groups that, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, have generated a climate of intolerance and confrontation, violating the rights of both parties, with actions that go against the peaceful attitude that has always characterized our people.”

Furthermore, “human rights have their limits when the rights of others are violated,” and that this guiding principle of peaceful coexistence “is increasingly deteriorated and relativized.”

The statement, signed by the President of the La Paz Archdiocesan Council of the Laity, Juan Carlo Núñez, concludes by asking the representatives of the Bolivian State “to assume their responsibility to guarantee full respect for the rule of law, the protection of the integrity of citizens, of the cultural and religious heritage, in accordance with the Political Constitution of the State and the laws in force.”

Downtown residents cleaned up church graffiti, highlighting the excess on the part of feminist groups.

“I saw that during the protest they painted the wall and I think there are other better ways to protest. Since I live nearby, I saw that this was renovated for Lent and so much work to, in minutes, be destroyed. It’s a shame, so I came early to clean it up,” said one resident.

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Compiled by Sarah Gangl

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