Protesters blocked the intersection of First Street and Constitution Avenue beside both the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings on Wednesday afternoon. Capitol police arrested 181 people after giving multiple warnings to demonstrators, the department said in a Wednesday tweet.
“The decision to march today was easy—I came out to march for the young rape survivor, the woman who cannot afford to travel to another state to access critical care, the mother with an ectopic pregnancy whose life is in danger. I came out to march for all of us,” Chu said in a Wednesday tweet following her arrest.
Demonstrations on Capitol Hill came after the Supreme Court last week ruled in Dobbsv. Jackson Women's Health Organization to uphold a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 settimane di gravidanza.