Sunday 26 June 2022 05:39 AM Protests resume nationwide for second day following end of Roe v. Wade trends now
Roe v. Wade protesters in LA and South Carolina clashed with police on Saturday as thousands continued their outrage against the Supreme Court's decision to end the landmark abortion ruling by holding demonstrations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta, and all across the country.
Protests erupted on Friday following the court's ruling to overtun women's federal right to abortions, with 26 states expected to futher restirct or outight ban abortions.
Outrage over the decision is expected to carry on over the weekend through the chaotic protests, as Capitol Police said two people were arrested on Saturday for throwing paint over the fence by the Supreme Court and protesters violently clashed with police in LA.
Meanwhile in Greenville, South Carolina, chaos erupted when six people were arrested by police, who were filmed tasing demonstrators after they were told to disband following the scheduled 1 p.m. finish.
Protests also broke out in Jackson, Mississippi, Boston, Austin, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver, and St. Louis.
Hundreds gathered outside the Supreme Court on Saturday for the second day of protests over the end of Roe v. Wade
Many were there to blast the high court's decision to strip women's federal right abortions (pictured). Also outside the Supreme Court were waves of anti-abortion portesters celebrating the ruling
In Los Angeles, members of a large protest broke out to confront police officers who ordered the group disband. The protesters threw water bottles, rocks, and even fireworks, injuring two cops
In Atlanta, many gathered outside the Georgia's capitol to protest the expected implemintation of a sex-week abortion ban
In New York, protesters gathered at Union Square Park calling out the Supreme Court decision. It was relatively peaceful compared to yesterday's protest, which saw 25 arrested in the city
The protest at One City Plaza, in Greenville, South Carolina had scheduled only 100 to protest the Supreme Court's decision for only one hour, between noon and 1 p.m, WYFF4 reported.
When more than 400 protesters showed up and exceeded the time limit, Greenville police officers told the crowd to disband. Police said six people were arrested after failing to comply with warnings, and officials claimed pepper spray and stun guns were not used.
However, video of the scene of the arrests depicted the tense situation as police were filmed tackling four men to the floor while a woman was screaming, 'Look at what he's doing. He's tasing him.'
An investigation over the incident is underway, police officials told the local outlet.
Chaos erupted in Greenville, South Carolina when police tackled four men to the ground to arrest them after the crowd failed to disband after one hour of protest. Demonstrators claimed police tased one of the men
On the West Coast, hundreds gathered in down LA on Saturday at Grand Park chanting, 'My body, my choice,' while waving around signs that read 'You are only banning safe abortions,' the LA Times reported.
Some of the protests led to heated moments between residents and police, who declared the demonstrations an unlawful assembly past 9 p.m. and when blocking traffic on the 110 Freeway.
The skirmishes involved people throwing various objects, and even fireworks, at police, according to LAPD Chief Michel Moore, who said at least two officers were injured and several people arrested.
He told the TImes that while the LA demonstrations were mostly peaceful, ''a much smaller group of