New York City police arrested at least 25 pro-choice protesters on Friday night as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion.
A police officer told the New York Post an estimated 17,000 protesters walked from Washington Square Park to Midtown around 9 p.m. on Friday. The crowd, who were shouting “My body, my choice,” stopped at Grand Central Station, Times Square, and Bryant Park, according to the report.
A protester allegedly broke a window and poured an unknown liquid on the floor of the Women’s National Republican Club on 51st street, according to photos viewed by the New York Post. NYPD could not immediately confirm the incident, but a marked police cruiser was spotted parked outside of the club.
During the march, the crowd made a stop at the News Corp building on 6th Avenue, which is home to Fox News and The New York Post. “Burn it down! Burn it down! F–k Tucker Carlson!” the crowd yelled outside the News Corp building. “F– you!” they yelled at a pair of security guards. Someone from the crowd also spraypainted “F—k Fox” on the side of the building.
Police made several arrests around 11 p.m. as protesters sat down cross-legged in the middle of a crosswalk, blocking traffic on 42nd Street and The Avenue of the Americas.
A police officer warned the protesters they would be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct if they didn’t leave. Three women then took their shirts off, the outlet reported.
Other protesters blocked an M7 bus, according to the report. One climbed atop the windshield and twerked while another pretended to fall in front of the bus.
The protest came after a 6-3 Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health upheld a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks, while the Court voted 5-4 to overturn Roe, leaving the legality of abortion up to the states.
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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