Alan Keyes among 22 arrested at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame gets another black eye by having 26 protesters arrested for protesting abortion.

May 8, 2009 2:38 PM Chicago Breaking News

Former Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes and 21 other protesters were arrested this morning when they refused to leave the Notre Dame campus during a protest of President Obama's upcoming commencement address there, authorities said.

Keyes and the others were arrested on trespassing charges when they refused to leave campus, a university spokesman said. All 22 were being held in the St. Joseph County Jail on misdemeanor criminal trespass charges, in lieu of $250 bond each, said St. Joseph County Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Redman.

Keyes was among a group of 26 protesters, some of them pushing baby carriages with dolls covered in fake blood, who entered the campus and were greeted by Notre Dame police, said university spokesman Dennis Brown.

The protesters had "publicized their intentions in advance," and were handed notices advising them that university policy bans protests unless they are organized by student groups and approved in advance, Brown said.

One would think that having drawn all the ill will it could possibly hold, Notre Dame would lighten up. It seems this is not the case. Now the preeminent Catholic University in America, has had 26 Anti-Abortion protesters arrested. My question is simply this, whose side are you on Notre Dame, the Catholic Church, or the side of the secular godless? This is a patently stupid move. The university makes a lot of those lately.

Dieu le Roy!

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