After the US Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, there were at least four pro-abortion protests organized in Los Angeles.
Around midday, over 200 people gathered outside the federal courtroom in downtown Los Angeles for the first protests against the decision. Security guards inside the federal courtroom were prompted by the rally to tell leaving jurors to take the rear entrances.
Another protest began at dusk. A large number of demonstrators carrying placards that read “Overturn Roe? No way! They argued that abortion was a human right and demanded the repeal of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
A young woman named Lucha Bright addressed the crowd during the event and stated, “They basically took away women’s rights for human beings in this country and we are here to say we are not going to let it stand.”
“What is ailing this nation? From top to bottom, the civilization is falling apart, she claimed.
Hundreds of protesters once marched onto the 110 Freeway, but immediately after that, law officers started to move in. Local media showed what looked to be demonstrators throwing objects at police later in the evening.
Around a hundred protestors also gathered in Hollywood at a busy junction, holding signs and obstructing traffic.
In a statement issued late on Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department stated that they are “working closely with federal, state, and local partners to access, assess, and identify any potential threats associated to this group and any other groups that may seek to harm the public.”
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the state Capitol and the federal courtroom in Sacramento, the capital city of California, on Friday evening to protest the court’s ruling.