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Roe v Wade overturned – latest: LAPD under fire for violent reaction to actress as protests span US

Abortion rights protesters, including Full House actress Jodie Sweetin, were shoved to the ground by police officers during a demonstration in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Demonstrators across the US took to the streets over the weekend after the Supreme Court revoked the nationwide right to abortion, leading abortions to immediately become illegal in states with so-called “trigger laws” on the books.

Video footage posted on social media appeared to show members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) roughly pushing, throwing, and hitting protesters with their hands and batons.

Among them was Sweetin, 40, who played Stephanie Tanner in the 1980s and 1990s TV sitcom Full House and its recent sequel Fuller House.

Elsewhere, celebrities criticised the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade at the 2022 BET Awards last night.

Actress Taraji P. Henson opened the annual show addressing both abortion rights and gun violence, saying: “It’s about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman. It’s a sad day in America.”

Xural.com

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