BREAKING: Ilhan Omar arrested outside Supreme Court

Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday during a pro-abortion protest attended by other members of Congress.

According to KSTP, Omar’s office confirmed that she was arrested by officers outside the nation’s highest court.

Other Congress attendees included Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, and Carolyn Maloney, as well as other members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, who were detained by officers.

Following her arrest, Omar tweeted that she was arrested while participating in a “civil disobedience action” outside the court in response tot heir June ruling that overturned Roe v wade.

“I will continue to do everything in my power to raise alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights,” she added.

Omar was seen in a video walking with her hands behind her back appearing to be handcuffed, but later moved them away to wave at the crowd.

According to KSTP, 34 people in total were arrested during the protest on Tuesday, with 16 of them being members of Congress. It is currently unclear who from Congress was arrested.

US Capitol Police said that demonstrators had illegally blocked First Street NE, which runs alongside the Supreme Court. They said that three warnings had been issued, and made arrests, with the street being cleared just after 1:30 pm.

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