Reps. Omar, AOC among House Democrats arrested at Supreme Court abortion protest
WASHINGTON (Gray News) - U.S. Capitol Police said Tuesday that 17 members of Congress were among the 35 people arrested outside the Supreme Court during a protest for abortion rights.
The Washington Post reported others taken into custody included Assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and Reps. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., per their offices.
Police said on Twitter that demonstrators were blocking the street and given three warnings before officers made arrests.
On June 24, the Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning the constitutional right to abortion set in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
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