Seventeen House Democrats were detained Tuesday at an abortion rights rally to protest the Supreme Court ruling. Roe v. Wade fell over.
Running the message: US Capitol Police said they began arresting protesters after they failed to heed three warnings to stop blocking a street near the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
- Lawmakers are expected to be acquitted and fined.
- The USCP said they made a total of 35 arrests, including “crowd, obstruction or entrapment.” Legislators.
- Axios counted 17 members of Congress where Capitol Police detained arrestees inside the cordoned off area.
- Protesters sat down on NE First Street outside the capitol building and blocked the road.
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.),
- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.)
- Rep. Cory Bush (D-Mo.)
- Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)
- Representative. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.)
- Rep. Nidia Velasquez (DN.Y.)
- Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
- Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
- Rep. Catherine Clark (D-Mass.)
- Rep. Sarah Jacobs (D-Calif.)
- Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)
- Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.)
- Representative Alma Adams (DN.C.)
- Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (TN)
- Representative. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)
- Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
- Representative. John Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
What they say: “There is no democracy if women do not have control over their own bodies and decisions about their own health, including reproductive care,” Maloney said after the arrest.
- “Our country hasn’t really made big changes based on some senators and representatives having a nice conversation in the Capitol, not expanded rights. It’s happening because of social movements. People marching, people protesting, people organizing, people getting arrested,” Levin said.
- Asked if they were planning future actions along these lines, Speier, who led the protest, said – “Wait.”
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