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‘Night of Rage’ follows Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

A “Night of Rage” promised by pro-abortion terrorist group Jane’s Revenge, though milder than anticipated, involved skirmishes with police. It began shortly after the Supreme Court issued its final opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case on Friday, overturning the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision legalizing abortion throughout the U.S. Jane’s Revenge had called on supporters “to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam.”

On May 31, Jane’s Revenge issued a communique calling for violence against pro-life organizations and instructing followers to carry out a “Night of Rage” once the Supreme Court released the Dobbs opinion. The message was downloaded by an anarchist website and referred to the overturning of Roe as “an event that should inspire rage,” adding the threatening message, “If abortion isn’t safe, you aren’t either. We are everywhere.” On June 17, Jane’s Revenge ‘Night of Rage” flyers were plastered around D.C. calling for supporters to riot.

The morning of June 25, a day after the Court issued its ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a message posted to the Jane’s Revenge blog read, “And for the allies of ours who doubt the authenticity of the communiqués and actions: there is a way you can get irrefutable proof that these actions are real. Go do one of your own. You are already one of us. Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time. Go forth and manifest the things you wish to see. Stay safe, and practice your cursive. —Jane’s Revenge.”  It appears to be a shortened version of a previous message.

A tweet which includes the blog link, published by the Twitter handle Indigenous Action, tells Jane’s Revenge supporters to “[f]ind each other and stay dangerous.” A separate tweet suggests protesting on July 4. It reads, “I am absolutely disgusted, and we as citizens should be angry. This affects more than just abortions, and it’s NEVER been about the babies. Make July 4th a day of protest not celebration for a pathetic nation. Be loud and fight. #JanesRevenge”

Image: June 25 2022 Janes Revenge message tweet stay dangerous protest on July 4

June 25 2022 Janes Revenge message tweet stay dangerous protest on July 4

Below is an hour-by-hour recap of what was shared on social media on the night of the Dobbs decision. Note that Live Action News has not independently confirmed every alleged incident as reported, from Friday, June 24 through the morning hours of June 25.

The day of the decision was relatively peaceful but as darkness ensued, potential followers of Jane’s Revenge began to unleash their anger.

Time unknown: A video published to Rumble claims that protesters attacked the LAPD. Another shows police pointing guns in the direction of protesters.

Video shows the aftermath of protests outside Fox News, including graffiti left behind.

In Santa Cruz, California, protesters were arrested after they spray painted a city building and scuffled with pro-abortion protesters.

2:00 – 3:00 a.m.: The Longmont Fire Department in Colorado is asking for help to identify the pro-abortion arsonists that set fire to the Life Choices pregnancy Center in Longmont in the early morning hours of June 25. According to the Department’s Facebook page, engines were dispatched in the early morning hours of 3:17 am to the pregnancy center on Mountain View Avenue. “The building sustained fire and heavy smoke damage. At the arrival of police and fire staff, the front of the property had been vandalized with black paint.  This fire is being investigated as arson,” the post states. Images uploaded by the Department show spray painted messages that read “bans off our bodies” and also include the Jane’s Revenge threat, “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you.”  The criminals also painted the facility with the Anarchist ‘A’ symbol.

Image: Life Choices Pregnancy Center arson June 25 2022 with spray pained threat (Images: Longmont Fire Department)

Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Colorado arson June 25 2022 with spray pained threat (Images: Longmont Fire Department)

1:00 – 2:00 a.m.: Chants of “If abortion isn’t safe, neither are you” erupt.

12:00 to 1:00 a.m.: Journalist Jonathan Choe tweets, “An Antifa thug bear sprayed him and hit him in the head with a metal pipe.” Graffiti including profanities were seen on the march route.

11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Posts to social media claim protesters clashed with police, knocked down fences, and set off fireworks.

A journalist who works with several Conservative media outlets tweeted, “Antifa attack and pepper spray pro-life woman in Seattle.” The Post Millennial’s Katie Daviscourt reports from the Seattle protest and captured the attack on video, showing the woman was pepper-sprayed and tackled to the ground by Antifa militants. The Post Millennial reports, “The woman was joined by another pro-life advocate and the two had been carrying signs that read ‘your body, your responsibility’ and ‘life wins.'”

The report also claims, “Prior to the pepper spray attack, a militant protestor can be seen trying to deploy pepper spray on the same pro-life counter-protestor but the spray misfired.”

Video out of Los Angeles shows police arresting an alleged protester. A video shared to Twitter shows protesters threatening police.

A report by KTLA sheds more light: “As the night progressed, there were reports of violent clashes between demonstrators and police with bottles and rocks being hurled at officers. The demonstrations led to a citywide tactical alert issued by the Los Angeles Police Department. Cellphone video captured SWAT teams using non-lethal rounds on demonstrators while witnesses said some demonstrators were hurling rocks and bottles at police and setting off fireworks near them.”

More graffiti was left during the march:

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.:

An Arizona Senate reporter claims on Twitter, “Abortion protest tried to get into the senate and we locked down but I think everyone is safe.” Senator Kelly Townsend tweeted, “We are currently there being held hostage inside the Senate building due to members of the public trying to breach our security. We smell teargas and the children of one of the members are in the office sobbing with fear. I expect a J24 committee to be created immediately.”

Protesters at the Arizona Capitol chant “my body my choice” while violently banging on the doors. You can hear protesters pounding on the doors from inside the Senate chambers. Additional video shows police firing tear gas to disperse the crowds.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety issued this statement: “Troopers deployed gas outside the Senate building after protesters attempted to break the glass. The crowd then moved to the Wesley Bolin Plaza where some monuments were vandalized. Gas was deployed again to disburse the crowd.”

In New York, abortion protesters, some with bare chests, were allegedly threatened with arrest for refusing to leave the roadway.

In Eugene, Oregon, a protest was planned outside the previously vandalized Dove Medical pregnancy center. On May 27, 2022, Twitter handle @rubyfire77 posted images of pro-abortion graffiti messages spray-painted on the Dove Medical Clinic in Eugene, Oregon, vandalized and spray-painted with the “A” anarchy symbol, along with the phrases “Abortion is Healthcare” and “Not a Clinic” and signed “from Jane.”

Image: Night of Rage protest at Dove Medical PRC in Eugene planned (Image: Twitter)

Night of Rage protest at Dove Medical PRC in Eugene planned (Image: Twitter)

Video posted to Twitter shows protesters making their way onto the road while police heavily guard the pro-life facility. A separate tweet claims an abortion protester was arrested.

Protesters became upset after several arrests took place outside the pregnancy center. Eventually police left the scene while protesters remained.

9:00 – 10:00 p.m.:

Abortion supporters marched and chanted a threat: “If abortions ain’t safe – neither are you.”

Witnesses claimed a street preacher was attacked and prohibited from entering a pro-abortion rally.

More was published the next morning by journalist Jonathan Choe who tweeted, “SURROUNDED AND SHREDDED: Far left activists berate street preacher during abortion rights rally in Seattle. Then they destroy his Bible. Full blown assault on Christianity, personal faith, and freedom of speech.”

Abortion marchers in Pittsburgh chanted, “Revolution.”

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.:

In D.C., according to the Post Millennial on Twitter (video below), Antifa protestors marched and chanted, “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground.”

A reporter from Red State alleges that at least two Supreme Court Justices had to be relocated.

The video below shows Night of Rage protestors lighting a flag on fire. More on this at Fox News.

The Daily Signal’s Douglas Blair witnessed “Black Clad protesters” chanting, “Abort the Court.” In addition, he observed multiple Antifa protesters mixed in with the crowd.

Pro-abortion protesters invade a California highway. You can see protesters clashing with vehicles who belong on the highway while chanting, “This decision must not stand. Legal abortion on demand.” Angry drivers can be heard honking at the protesters.

 

 

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.:

Journalist Alejandro Alvarez spotted a group called “Bite Back” marching and chanting, “Abort the court.”

A witness claimed Antifa protesters marched while the crowd chanted, “If we don’t get it, burn it down.”

According to NY Post reporter Steven Nelson, Antifa Black Bloc joined Night of Rage abortion protesters marching in D.C.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.:

According to a tweet from the Daily Wire, “Abortion protesters outside SCOTUS scream ‘F**k Clarence Thomas’, call him racial slurs.”

Police were present outside the Capitol Hill pregnancy center in D.C., previously vandalized with Jane’s Revenge signatures and threats.

A protest was planned outside the home of Justice Clarence Thomas.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.:

A group calling itself “Ungovernable Action” tweeted suggestions for the protesters to avoid getting identified by authorities.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.:

Asheville, North Carolina, police appear to be guarding the Mountain Area Pregnancy Services center previously vandalized with the threatening message, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you!”

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.:

A witness claimed abortion protesters were giving out the address of Justice Clarence Thomas’s home. “After taking this video I was spit on and assaulted by protesters,” he also tweeted.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.:

D.C. riot police assembled near the Supreme Court.

June 23, 2022:

Ruth Sent Us continued to protest outside the homes of Supreme Court Justices.

A memo from the Diocese of Stockton in California claimed to have spoken to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warning about Jane’s Revenge threats that could impact churches. From Newsweek:

An internal document obtained by Newsweek outlines intelligence shared by the Department of Homeland Security with the Catholic Church of a planned “Night of Rage,” targeting churches and pregnancy centers over their opposition to abortion rights. The document sheds light on how law enforcement and the church are bracing for backlash after a leaked opinion showed the Supreme Court preparing to rescind federal abortion rights.

Labeled an “urgent memo,” the document is from the Diocese of Stockton, California, and is directed to all clergy, as well as parish and pastoral staff. The memo states that Jesse Rangel, a DHS agent, told the diocese that federal law enforcement has discovered a manifesto from an “extremist group” calling for attacks on churches beginning at 8 p.m. the evening the court issues its opinion.

According to the National Catholic Register:

A memo from the Diocese of Stockton shows that the diocese is directing its clergy, parish staff, religious, and pastoral center staff to prepare for possible disturbances to churches. A June 24 risk advisory from the Archdiocese of Boston, sent before the Dobbs decision’s release, shows that the archdiocese is taking similar precautions. “We would like to emphasize that there have been no direct threats received; however, we encourage all parishes and institutions to elevate their awareness and be prepared by taking the following precautions.

DHS issues warning of weeks of threats

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis released a memo warning that federal and state officials, including judges, could be targeted by domestic violent extremists (DVEs), and added that that DVEs may also target pregnancy resource centers and houses of worship.

The memo warned that violence following the Court decision could go on for weeks: “We expect violence could occur for weeks following the release, particularly as DVEs may be mobilized to respond to changes in state laws and ballot measures on abortion stemming from the decision. We base this assessment on an observed increase in violent incidents across the United States.”

“Since May, at least three arson attacks targeting pregnancy resource centers in Oregon and New York and a family advocacy group’s headquarters in Wisconsin have been claimed by ‘Jane’s Revenge,'” the memo stated.

“In late May, a network of loosely affiliated suspected violent extremists, known as ‘Jane’s Revenge‘—which has been linked to arson attacks against the buildings of ideological opponents—shared a post online encouraging a ‘night of rage’ following the Supreme Court announcement, stating, ‘we need the state to feel our full wrath’ and ‘we need them to be afraid of us.’ An individual is now awaiting trial for a plot in June to kill a US Supreme Court Justice in response to the draft opinion. A separate incident in Michigan involved vandalism claimed by ‘Jane’s Revenge’ on a building that houses a US Representative’s campaign office and a pro-life advocacy group,” DHS memo also stated, adding, “We are aware of at least 11 incidents of vandalism threatening violence targeting religious facilities perceived as being opposed to abortion, and one threat to ‘bomb’ and ‘burn’ a church in New York. These incidents of vandalism against faith-based organizations could indicate future targets of DVE attacks.”

A list of pro-abortion violence by state can be found at Live Action News here.

Editor’s Note: This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. 

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