On Friday, Protests erupted across the country following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. In major U.S. cities, pro-abortion protesters violently clashed with law enforcement.
The Blaze reported, Antifa-linked pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge vowed to undertake a “night of rage” after the Supreme Court’s ruling on allowing states to make the final call about abortion. Black bloc protesters wielding umbrellas marched through the streets of Washington, D.C.
At least 25 people were arrested in New York City during protests on Friday night. The mob targeted the News Corp building – the headquarters of Fox News.
Massive crowds gathered in front of the federal building in downtown Chicago and then marched through the Loop to Grant Park chanting, “My body! My choice!” Protesters also staged noisy demonstrations outside the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta, and across from the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison. In Flint, Michigan, hundreds of protester’s blocked the sidewalks in front of the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office.
Demonstrations continued into the evening. Crowds marched in downtown Seattle, and in Los Angeles, marching northbound on the 110 Freeway downtown, blocking the traffic.
On Friday night in Phoenix, state troopers used tear gas after protesters banged on the doors of the Arizona Senate building, and after part of a door was broken, state Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said.
Big demonstrations were reported in Richmond, Virginia; Jacksonville, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina and Topeka, Kansas.
There were also demonstrations outside the U.S. embassies in London and Ottawa, Canada.
Anti-abortion activists also gathered outside the court celebrating the decision soon after it was announced, while critics chanted that the court was “illegitimate”. Elsewhere in the nation’s capital city, a pro-choice demonstrator shut down a bridge after climbing its arch, and called on others to engage in nonviolent civil resistance.
Now that Roe v. Wade is no longer the law of the land, abortion is protected in less than half of the states and in none of the U.S. territories, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Before the Supreme Court ruling was announced, Republican legislators across the South and the Midwest passed “trigger laws” that would make abortion illegal the minute Roe was overturned.
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