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Pro-choice activist climbs off DC Bridge after 24-hour abortion protest

The man who climbed the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC on Friday to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to indict Roe v. Crashing Wade stayed in his position for over 24 hours before climbing down on Saturday afternoon.

The demonstrator, Guido Reichstadter, began climbing the bridge around 10 a.m. on Friday, according to reports FOX 5 DC.

While Reichstadter stood on the bridge, traffic came to a halt while officers tried to reach him.

Reichstadter planned to stay on top of the bridge for as long as possible. As he reached the top of the bridge, his water bottle fell to the ground, leaving him without liquid.

He was taken into police custody after exiting the bridge archway on Saturday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department.

Reichstadter hopes the stunt will inspire civil disobedience nationwide in response to the Supreme Court ruling.

“If I can make it to the top of that ever loving bridge, I know you can make it onto the road!” he tweeted Friday. “Let’s close it down non-violently day by day until our rights are protected. I’ll be up here, love to you all!”

Activist Guido Reichstadter holds up a flag and a green smoke flare as he stands on the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge to protest after the US Supreme Court ruled against Roe v. Wade decided.
Activist Guido Reichstadter holds up a flag and green smoke flare while standing atop the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge.
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According to the police, traffic on the bridge was reopened to the public on Saturday afternoon.

The archway of the bridge is 70 feet high.

In a tweet asking for help with the “non-violent civil resistance movement for abortion rights,” Reichstadter hinted at how his protest is likely to end.

While Guido Reichstadter stood on the bridge, traffic came to a halt while officers tried to reach him.
While Guido Reichstadter was standing on the bridge, traffic came to a halt as officers tried to reach him.
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Abortion rights activist Guido Reichstadter was arrested on Saturday for climbing a bridge and stopping traffic.
Abortion rights activist Guido Reichstadter was arrested Saturday for climbing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.
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“I will be in jail soon but look forward to making contact when I get out,” he wrote.

Fox News’ Firdausa Stover contributed to this report.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/25/pro-choice-activist-climbs-from-dc-bridge-after-24-hour-abortion-protest/ Pro-choice activist climbs off DC Bridge after 24-hour abortion protest

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