During a pro-abortion demonstration at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was detained.
According to The Hill, the Democrat waved to the crowd as a Capitol Police officer walked her away from the Supreme Court complex.
“It is against the law to block traffic … We have already given our standard three warnings. Some of the demonstrators are refusing to get out of the street, so we are starting to make arrests,” the U.S. Capitol Police tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.
AOC pretended to be in handcuffs when she was escorted away from the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/QnUP4ZQWxX
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 19, 2022
In an odd twist, AOC seemed to be tied during the arrest by holding her hands behind her back.
The New York representative then made a fist gesture toward the angry crowd.
She finished the move and put her hands back in the handcuffs.
According to KSTP-TV, progressive politician Ilhan Omar was also detained at the Supreme Court rally.
In one video of her detention, Omar can be seen making the identical fist motion while holding her hands in handcuffs.
Staff confirms this is video of Rep @ilhanmn under arrest and in handcuffs , she and other female Members were arrested in a protest supporting abortion rights in front of the Supreme Court today pic.twitter.com/2RwOAq6U2J
— esme murphy (@esmemurphy) July 19, 2022
Demonstrators brandishing pro-abortion signs and sitting on the road are seen on video during the protest.
— Bernadette Hassan (@bernadetteh1776) July 19, 2022
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