International Women's Day occurs on March 8 each year, and women across 50 countries gather in support of women's rights movements. In Argentina, the focus often turns to violence towards Catholics.
Video captures feminists from Ni Una Menos (Not One Less Woman) obscuring their faces with scarves and attacking a young man holding a Vatican flag in front of the metropolitan cathedral in Buenos Aires. Reports say the women direct their violence against the Church, because they view the Church as the last obstacle to legal abortion and prostitution.
With police blockading the 18th-century church behind a tall fence, women shouted blasphemies, hurled objects, started a fire and attacked innocent bystanders.
These women chanted against the universal Catholic Church, "Iglesia, basura, vos sos la dictadura!" ("The Church is garbage; you are the dictator!")
More women, hiding their identity with multiple head coverings, descended on the cathedral around 8 p.m., and after a short spurt of violence, several were arrested.
Under current Argentine law, abortion is illegal except when the mother is mentally disabled, raped or there is a health risk. Under Article 85 of the penal code, those who cause an abortion face fines "with detention or imprisonment from three to 10 years, if it has been done without the consent of the woman." Also, guilty parties are held "with detention or imprisonment from one to four years, if it has been done with the consent of the woman."
Four years in a row, feminists have assaulted Catholic men praying the Rosary during Argentina's National Women's Congress March in October. Every year, thousands of women across the Latin American country take to the streets with violence and lewd sexual acts.