35 people arrested during an abortion rights demonstration in US

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At least 17 members of Congress were among 35 people arrested during an abortion rights demonstration at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, U.S. Capitol Police said.

The protest is the latest of several staged around the nation’s Capitol since June, when Supreme Court justices overturned Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling establishing a constitutional right to abortion.

Capitol Police arrested demonstrators for blocking traffic near the Supreme Court in Washington after giving “our standard three warnings,” according to a statement.

A total of 35 people were arrested for “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.” That includes 17 Members of Congress, police said.

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