Abortion protesters rushed a police line at a Milwaukee clinic Saturday, waving Bibles and singing hymns as their foes at another clinic formed human barricades.
Police made 143 arrests, including 31 protesters ages 8 to 17, during the city's third day of demonstrations at three clinics. The bulk of those arrested were abortion protesters. A total of 2,500 people from both sides of the issue were at the three sites.The arrests began after about 15 youngsters got on their knees across from the Summit Women's Health Organization, yelled "Go!" and ran toward the clinic, dropping again to their knees in front of a line of police officers near entrances.
Throughout the morning, groups of people ran across the street and sat, knelt or lay in front of police.