August 14, 2022

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and other Democrats were arrested at the abortion rights protest


A dozen Democrats were among those arrested by Capitol Police Tuesday afternoon as part of an abortion rights protest before the Supreme Court.

Wearing specially made green bandanas that read “I will not back down,” they marched from the Capitol to the courthouse, which has been fenced off for weeks since the spill. Roe v. A draft decision to cancel the hunt.

Within two minutes of their arrival, police ordered them to “cease and desist.” Instead, they sat in the street and were led out one by one by officers chanting, “If the people are united, they will never be divided.”

US Capitol Police tweeted: “Protesters have begun blocking First Street, NE. It’s against the law to block traffic, so officers are going to give our standard three warnings before making an arrest.

Capitol police later said they had arrested a total of 34 people, including 16 members of Congress.

Among those arrested were:

  • Assistant Speaker Catherine Clark of Massachusetts
  • Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
  • Barbara Lee from California
  • Jackie Speier from California
  • Sarah Jacobs from California
  • Ilhan Omar from Minnesota
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey
  • Andy Levine of Michigan
  • Rashida Tlaib of Michigan
  • John Schakowsky of Illinois
  • Madeline Dean of Pennsylvania
  • Corey Bush of Missouri
  • Carolyn Maloney of New York
  • Nydia Velasquez of New York
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
  • Alma Adams of North Carolina