US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) was arrested in Washington, DC
Omar’s staff confirmed their arrest on Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier in the day, Omar’s office said the congresswoman will attend an event at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest the overthrow of Roe v. Wade to protest.
Omar was scheduled to attend the event alongside other lawmakers, including the following Democrats:
- Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California)
- Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri)
- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York)
- Representative Sara Jacobs (D-California)
- Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pennsylvania)
No word on whether all lawmakers who attended the event were arrested.
Although the US Capitol Police did not release the names, they said a total of 34 people, including 16 congressmen, were arrested for blocking First Street Northeast.
Police said it was against the law to block traffic, adding that they issued three standard warnings before arresting some of the protesters, who refused to leave the road.
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