Six arrested at Nebraska state capitol during a debate about abortion and transgenderism
Social media videos show police clashing with other protesters outside the chamber.
Six people were arrested at the Nebraska state capitol on Friday as lawmakers debated and later passed a bill that bans abortions after 12 weeks and bans gender transition surgeries for people under 19, with few exceptions.
After the debate stopped around 2:40 p.m. on Friday, some arrests were made on the chamber balcony after someone allegedly threw what appeared to be a bloody tampon onto the legislative floor. The balconies were cleared for the remainder of the debate.
Nebraska State Patrol told Fox News Digital that two women were arrested for allegedly obstructing a government operation and disturbing the peace.
A man was arrested for resisting arrest and trespassing after officers said he didn't comply with orders when asked to leave the premises.
Social media videos show police clashing with other protesters outside the chamber. Many of them were chanting "Shame, shame!"
Nebraska GOP Gov. Jim Pillen plans to sign the bill into law.