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Police arrested 17 US lawmakers

In a demo for abortion rights
Police arrested 17 US lawmakers

It’s a highly contentious issue in America: abortion rights, which the Supreme Court overturned in June. During protests against the decision, police arrested several lawmakers – including several well-known Democrats.

17 US lawmakers have been arrested during a pro-abortion protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Police said on Twitter that politicians and other protesters refused to clear the road between the Supreme Court and the Capitol. Democratic Party MP Ilhan Omar spoke of an “act of civil disobedience”.

“I will do my best to warn against an attack on my reproductive rights,” the well-known party said in a Twitter post. Among those arrested was Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a left-wing Democrat. A posted on his Twitter account Video He is shown being carried away by a policeman. According to the police, a total of 35 arrests have been made.

In June, the Supreme Court overturned the basic right to abortion in the United States. Since then, many conservative-ruled states have imposed severe abortion restrictions or outright bans. Democrats and President Joe Biden have now made abortion rights a major campaign issue ahead of November’s midterm elections.

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