AOC and Squad Members Among 17 Lawmakers Arrested at Pro-Choice Supreme Court Protest

Seventeen members of Congress were among 35 people arrested at an abortion rights protest at the Supreme Court, USA Today reports.

The protest came in response to the Supreme Court decision overturning the decades-old Roe v. Wade ruling protecting reproductive rights.

Capitol Police arrested some of the demonstrators for blocking traffic after they gave “our standard three warnings.”

A total of 35 people were arrested for “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.”


Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark, the assistant House Speaker, was seen escorted by police.

"The extremist Republicans are determined to take us back in time and take away our rights," Clark wrote on Twitter. "They can arrest me, but we won’t allow them to arrest freedom."

House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney was also among those arrested.

"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 in the statement.


Other lawmakers arrested included Squad members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush, and Rashida Tlaib.

Reps. Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, Sara Jacobs, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Andy Levin, Jan Schakowsky, Madeline Dean, Nydia Velazquez and Alma Adams were also arrested.

"Even though they arrested us, we won’t stop our organizing, agitating, and legislating for justice,” Bush wrote. “We got us.”


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