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‘Pro-life Spiderman’: Anti-Abortion Activist Free-Climbs Tallest Building In California

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Last Updated: May 18, 2022, 11:16 IST

Abortion rights campaigners demonstrate outside of Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Federal Courthouse, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year, in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., May 3, 2022. Picture taken May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Rebecca Noble - RC210U99KHXD

Abortion rights campaigners demonstrate outside of Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Federal Courthouse, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year, in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., May 3, 2022. Picture taken May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Rebecca Noble - RC210U99KHXD

After climbing to the top of the building, Des Champs was greeted by the officials of the San Francisco Police Department, who arrested him.

Commuters in San Francisco raised their heads in disbelief as a 22-year-old man was seen climbing the Salesforce tower, the tallest skyscraper in California, on Tuesday. The man was identified as Maison Des Champs who scaled the 1,070-foot-tall building to raise money for anti-abortion charities.

Des Champs, who identifies himself as a “pro-life spiderman”, arrived at the salesforce tower at around 9 AM and started climbing. It was not before he had climbed high enough to be seen from a kilometre away.

Social media quickly flooded with videos of him free-climbing the skyscraper. While some were shot and shared by people on the ground, some displayed the perspective of people inside the building.

Take a look:

Des Champs, apart from featuring on other people’s social media accounts, also updated his own. He shared clips and videos of his unprecedented climb on his Instagram account. Sharing snippets of his climb, Des Champs, in the caption, wrote, “Go to prolifespiderman.com and donate to my pro-life charity go-fund-me.”

Apart from trying to raise money for anti-abortion charities, the “pro-life spiderman,” also demanded the arrest of Dr Cesare Washington, an abortionist from Washington DC.

After climbing to the top of the building, Des Champs was greeted by the officials of the San Francisco Police Department, who arrested him.

In an interview with ABC7, when asked if at any point he regretted doing it, Des Champs answered, “No. It was fun. I would do it again.” He also said that he was aware he was going to end up in jail and wanted to share some videos with the public before that. During his climb, he was spotted stopping for a brief moment, just so he could share the videos on social media.

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first published:May 18, 2022, 11:16 IST
last updated:May 18, 2022, 11:16 IST