May 31, 2023
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At least 17 House Democrats were detained outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon.

To protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Democrats participated in a march for abortion rights.

In many Twitter videos, Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar can be seen being led away from the demonstration in front of the Supreme Court with their hands behind their backs by police officers.

Cortez’s office tweeted from her account, “Today, Rep. AOC was arrested along with other members of Congress outside the Supreme Court for protesting in support of abortion rights.”

Democratic Missouri Rep. Cori Bush tweeted Tuesday that she and her colleagues “put” their “bodies on the line” amid the protest.

“I introduced legislation yesterday and today to protect reproductive freedom. Today my colleagues and I put our bodies on the line—because we will leave no stone unturned in our fight for justice. Bans off our bodies,” Bush said.

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