WASHINGTON – Seventeen democratic parliamentarians, among them Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez e Ilhan Omarwere arrested during a pro-abortion demonstration in Washington, not far from the Supreme Court and Capitol Hill.
“We have arrested a total of 35 people, including 17 members of Congress” because after being ordered three times to disperse, “they refused to clear the road,” police said.
Ilhan Omar, like Ocasio-Cortez exponent of the radical wing of the Democratic Party, wrote on social media that she was stopped during “an action of civil disobedience”. “I will do everything I can to sound the alarm about the attack on our reproductive rights,” he added.
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Ocasio-Cortez posted a video of a policeman driving her off the street in front of the Supreme Court. The same street in which tens of thousands of people had gathered in the hours and days immediately following the sentence with which the US Supreme Court denied the constitutional right to termination of pregnancy on June 24, postponing the regulation of the matter to the individual states. A decision that triggered a major political confrontation, in the palaces of power and in the squares.
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