17 House Democrats arrested at abortion rights rally

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.

17 Legislators:

  • 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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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after being detained near the Supreme Court. Photo: Andrew Solander/Axios

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