On Friday, a pro-life display at Ohio University was vandalized in broad daylight by a vandal wearing a mask and swinging a club.
Created Equal, the pro-life group behind the display, reports that the attacker appeared to mingle with the crowd for some time before suddenly donning a hood and mask to conceal his identity. He then approached the display, striking it wildly with what appears to be some sort of club. The crime was captured on video:
In the video, Created Equal staff can be heard calmly telling the attacker that he had no right to touch their equipment, and requesting that he back away. At one point, the culprit turns to face a pro-life activist, and points his weapon at him, in an apparent threat of violence. In an email about the incident, Seth Drayer, Created Equal’s Director of Training, wrote:
Apparently, this pro-choice terrorist premeditated the attack by first mingling with his fellow abortion supporters. Then, suddenly he concealed his identity with a hood and mask and began swinging wildly at several of the abortion victim images. After vandalizing the display, the masked hoodlum squared-off with a Created Equal staff member in a clear attempt to threaten him with violence if he attempted to apprehend him. Law enforcement was immediately called to the scene.
Mark Harrington, National Director of Created Equal, added in the email:
Preborn defenders have been experiencing an increase in vandalism and violence at campuses across the country. Unfortunately, this attack could signal a new wave of violence towards pro-life advocates. Hooded and masked thugs behaving violently towards a discriminated minority brings back memories of the KKK; in this case, preborn babies are the object of the hatred. Abortion victims are already dead, so this lawbreaker acted out his hatred on the closest representation of the actual abortion victims themselves: the images of those victims. This seems eerily similar to the treatment these babies get from the abortionist. The only difference is this attacker used a club, not a scalpel or suction machine.
According to Created Equal, the man in the mask escaped before law enforcement arrived. Created Equal requests that anyone with information on the assailant contact OU Police at (740) 593-1911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.