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Videos of the protesters flanked by cameramen showed people marching up and down the street chanting slogans like: “our bodies, our voice!” and “Alito is a coward!”
Some members of the crowd carried a banner that read: “Repro Freedom For All.”
U.S. Supreme Court police stand outside the home of Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
The demonstration came after the Senate passed legislation to beef up security for Supreme Court justices, ensuring they and their families are protected as the court deliberates abortion access and whether to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
The bipartisan bill aims to put the court on par with the executive and legislative branches, ensuring the nine justices are provided security as some protesters have gathered outside their homes. The bill now moves to the House for its consideration.
Protestors gather outside the Supreme Court to protest abortion rights (Fox News Digital) (Fox News Digital)
The legislation is a technical change that allows Supreme Court law enforcement to provide around-the-clock security to immediate family members, in line with protection for certain people in the executive and legislative branches.
Protests have erupted in front of the Supreme Court and around the country after a leaked draft opinion suggested the court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.