Abortion rights: several elected officials arrested during a demonstration in Washington

Abortion rights: several elected officials arrested during a demonstration in Washington

Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speak to the media while they are held by police.

Seventeen US lawmakers, including left-wing rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, were arrested in Washington on Tuesday following ;a demonstration to defend the right to abortion, police said.

We arrested a total of 35 people, including 17 members of Congress, because after three warnings some of the protesters [refusing] to leave the street between the Capitol and the Supreme Court, Capitol Police tweeted.

The elected Democrat Ilhan Omar wrote on the social network to have been arrested during an action of civil disobedience. I will do everything I can to sound the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights, added the one who is a member of the left wing of the Democratic Party, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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A video posted on the latter's Twitter account, dubbed AOC, shows her being escorted by a police officer off the street facing the Supreme Court headquarters.

The latter dynamited end of June the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, returning to each State the right to prohibit it and causing a political tsunami.

The Democrats and the President Joe Biden are seeking to mobilize their electorate around this theme in view of the midterm elections scheduled for November.

According to the American media Axios, the 17 elected officials arrested, members of the House of Representatives, are all Democrats and mostly women.

It's on this same street, in the heart of the federal capital and located between the Capitol and the Supreme Court, that thousands of people had gathered in the hours and days following the historic High Court ruling on June 24 to protect ster against a historic rollback.

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