Thousands across U.S. protest leaked SCOTUS abortion decision
Thousands of people across the nation on Tuesday protested the Supreme Court's leaked draft of a majority opinion suggesting that Roe v. Wade will be overturned.
Thousands of people across the nation on Tuesday protested the Supreme Court's leaked draft of a majority opinion suggesting the court will overturn Roe v. Wade.
Hundreds of protestors from both sides of the abortion debate gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday after Politico published Justice Samuel Alito's opinion draft.
The pro-choice crowd in D.C. far outnumbered the pro-life crowd, reporter Alejandro Alvarez observed.
DC Antifascist Action posted tips for attending protests on Twitter.
"Never talk to cops... Cover tattoos and identifying marks or logos... Leave your phone at home if you can... Stay safe, stay dangerous," Antifa wrote, giving tips to demonstrators.
In Lower Manhattan, hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Tuesday to protest in support of abortion rights. New York Attorney General Letitia James joined the protest and shared that she had an abortion when she was on the City Council, The New York Times reported.
New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul joined a rally in Albany where she told women seeking an abortion, "You come to New York. This is your safe harbor. Come to our state and we’ll take care of you."
Many of the protests targeted courthouses.
Dozens of pro-choice demonstrators gathered outside of the federal courthouse in Detroit, Mich., to protest the leaked SCOTUS document, The Detroit News observed.
The Florida Supreme Court saw about 300 abortion rights protesters on Tuesday, the Tallahassee Democrat stated.
In Philadelphia, Penn., hundreds of protestors, mostly women, gathered in support of Roe v. Wade, The Philadelphia Inquirer noted.