In a peculiar twist, AOC held her hands behind her back as if she were handcuffed during the arrest. The New York congresswoman then proceeded to raise a fist to the protesting crowd. With the gesture complete, she returned her hands to the handcuffed position. [firefly_poll] Progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar was also arrested during the Supreme Court protest, according to KSTP-TV. Omar appears to make the same fist gesture after holding her hands in a handcuff position in one video of her arrest.
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
Video of the protest shows demonstrators sitting on the road and holding pro-abortion signs. Capitol Police announced that they made 34 arrests during the protest — including the arrests of 16 members of Congress.
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
Those arrested were allegedly blocking a road outside of the Supreme Court, according to law enforcement. Those arrested include several members of Congress associated with the progressive “squad.” The Western Journal.
UPDATE: We made a total of 34 arrests for Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding (DC Code § 22–1307).That arrest number includes 16 Members of Congress. — U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) July 19, 2022