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LAPD cops clash with protesters after leaked Roe opinion

Hundreds of protesters clashed violently with LAPD officers downtown Tuesday night, injuring at least one officer after being hit by rocks and bottles.

More than 400 people took to the streets to protest the news that the US Supreme Court had upheld the landmark Roe v. Wade could pick up.

Protesters threw objects at police during Tuesday night’s bloody clash. according to a tweet by LAPD chief Michel Moore.

An ambulance was called to the scene, but authorities could not confirm the officer’s condition at the time.

LAPD explained a city-wide tactical alert lasting a few hours, putting all officers on high alert.

A police officer is surrounded by a group of protesters near Pershing Square after a protest outside the US Courthouse in response to the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion on Roe's overthrow, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Los Angeles had taken place against Wade.
A police officer is surrounded by a group of protesters Tuesday, May 3, 2022 near Pershing Square in Los Angeles.
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Police officers clear the streets after a confrontation with protesters near Pershing Square following a protest outside the US Courthouse in response to the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion on the overthrow of Roe v. Wade in Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 .
Protesters threw objects at police officers during Tuesday night’s bloody clash.
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Homeland Security officials responding to the street shortly after the violence broke out.

On Twitter, a reporter from the Los Angeles Times shared images of the scene that was shown crashed police cars and destroyed bus stops.

In another tweetImages show fences being toppled by protesters at LA City Hall, marking it — including the stairway with the phrase “EAT THE FETUS!”

We are supporting a group of 250 people walking from the Federal Building (Broadway/1st) to Pershing Square. The route is via Broadway to E/B 5th Street to Pershing Square. Engines and CPUs lightening. Expect traffic delays.
More than 400 people took to the streets to protest against the news that the Roe v. Wade to protest.
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“F- THE KKKOURTS” was also painted on the steps of LA City Hall, as was the symbol of anarchy.

Earlier Tuesday, protesters across the country took to the streets over the leaked draft of an advisory opinion from the US Supreme Court that would overturn the court’s Roe v. Wade ruling.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the courthouse, the vast majority calling for federal protection of abortion rights.

A police officer stands guard next to a protester
A police officer stands guard next to a protester on May 3, 2022.
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A protester holding a sign walks past police officers following a confrontation between protesters and police near Pershing Square
A protester holding a sign walks past police officers following a confrontation between protesters and police near Pershing Square.
AP Photo/Ringo HW Chiu

The draft document, leaked to Politico and unveiled late Monday, says a Supreme Court majority is poised to overturn the Roe case, which legalized abortion nationwide nearly 50 years ago.

The right to an abortion up to about the 23rd or 24th week has been protected since the Roe v. Wade protected by the Constitution 49 years ago in 1973.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/04/lapd-cops-clash-with-protesters-after-leaked-roe-opinion/ LAPD cops clash with protesters after leaked Roe opinion

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