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Rep. Ilhan Omar arrested at protest outside Supreme Court, staff says

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested while protesting outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, her staff tells WCCO.

The protest was over the court’s recent reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri tweeted, then deleted, a photo of herself and fellow representatives Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib at the protest.

U.S. Capitol Police said 34 people were arrested at the protest, including 16 members of Congress. 

The U.S. House last week passed a pair of bills aimed at restoring abortion rights nationwide in the wake of the court’s decision, though the bills have little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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