On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade that granted federal constitutional protection to women to abort their babies. The country has since erupted into disagreement and heated discussions about abortion.
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion laws up to each state. The entire nation is now discussing the issue of abortion and whether women should be granted the "right" to terminate the life of their own child. Heated topics like this often end up in protests and riots on the street, which is exactly what we're witnessing in many major cities.
Protests and Riots Break Out in Major Cities Following the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
In Seattle, the protests kicked off on Friday, and while they seemingly started peacefully, things quickly took a violent turn. Independent journalists attended the rallies to capture firsthand footage.
Journalists also shared footage of a young pro-life woman who was violently attacked and pepper sprayed by ANTIFA members, who wore gas masks and carried various weapons.
Los Angeles also saw many protests break out, some of them getting violent. There was a brief video captured of a man creating a makeshift flame thrower that he supposedly attempted to throw in the face of a police officer. The footage shows multiple law enforcement officials wearing riot gear and carrying weapons to face the crowds.
There were multiple businesses vandalized in Portland, including a Starbucks location.
Washington, DC also prepared for protests over the weekend. Many riot police officers were deployed wearing riot gear, weapons, and helmets in order to face the potential violence.
ANTIFA marched the streets of Washington, DC carrying a banner that said, "They cannot control our bodies," while chanting, "If we don't get it, burn it down."
The protests seemed to have ended now that the weekend is over, but there's no guarantee that we've seen the end of the violence.