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AOC is among Democrat members of Congress including fellow Squad members ARRESTED


AOC is among Democrat members of Congress including fellow Squad members ARRESTED outside the Supreme Court during Roe v. Wade protest (and pretends like she is in cuffs)

Progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar  and other Democratic members of Congress were arrested outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade. 

Ocasio-Cortez was seen walking escorted away by police with her hands crossed behind her back, as if she were in handcuffs, but she was not. At one point she uncrossed her hands and raised her fists to the other protesters. 

Other members seen being detained by officers include include Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Sarah Jacobs, D-Calif.,  Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Andy Levin, D-Mich., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Jan Schakowksy, D-Ill., and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-Calif. 

Abortion rights protesters have gathered outside the Supreme Court nearly every day since the overturning of Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez smiles as police escort her away from the protest 

The congresswoman is pictured with her hands behind her back, but she is not in handcuffs

The congresswoman is pictured with her hands behind her back, but she is not in handcuffs 

At one point, she uncrossed her hands and raised a fist to the protesters

At one point, she uncrossed her hands and raised a fist to the protesters 

Protesters have been gathering outside the Supreme Court almost every day since the overturning of Roe

Protesters have been gathering outside the Supreme Court almost every day since the overturning of Roe 

About two dozen members of Congress were protesting outside the high court when police told them over a megaphone that they were participating in ‘illegal demonstration activity.’ ‘Cease and desist or you will be arrested,’ police warned.

‘It is against the law to block traffic, so police are going to give our standard three warnings before they start making arrests,’ Capitol Police tweeted ahead of the incident.  

‘I’ve just been arrested at the Supreme Court protesting the horrendous overturn of Roe v Wade. This is the time to stand up, speak out, and not shy away when seeking justice and equality,’ Maloney wrote on Twitter after the arrest. 

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