Pro-Abortion Rights Protesters March Through Washington Streets

Pro-abortion rights protesters marched through the streets of Washington on June 24, after a Supreme Court ruling overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion.

This footage, filmed by Brendan Gutenschwager, shows demonstrators dressed in black and holding umbrellas as they march past the Capitol Building carrying a banner that reads “they cannot control our bodies.”

In one clip protesters are seen gathering around a burning American flag laying on the ground next to a sign that reads “f*** you MPD,” referring to the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.

In another, protesters push past police officers near to the Supreme Court.

Protests took place nationwide on Friday, in response to the 5-4 court ruling. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful

Video Transcript

- Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- You're on the march, come on.

- Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the court! Abort the--

[CHEERING]

- [INAUDIBLE]

[CHEERING]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- If we don't get it!

- Burn it down! If we don't get it!

- Burn it down!

- If we don't get it!

- Burn it down!

- Burn it down! Burn it down! Burn it down! Burn it down! Burn it down! Burn it down! Burn it down! Burn it down! Burn it--

- --your laws

- --off my body!

- Get your laws--

- --off my body!

- Get your laws--

- --off my body!

- Get your laws--

- --off my body!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- That way, guys. That way, that way, come on.

- --off my body!

- Get your laws--

- --off my body!

- Get your laws--

- --off my body!

- Go, go, go! Sidewalk [INAUDIBLE].

- Get your laws--

- --off my body!

- Sidewalk!

- Sidewalk!

- Sidewalk!

- Sidewalk!

- [INAUDIBLE] street, right?

- Let's go, let's go!

- [INAUDIBLE] let's go, let's go! Tighten up!

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Get onto the sidewalk. Tighten up!

- Sidewalk, sidewalk.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Woo!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Whose streets? Our streets? Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets?

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- Whose streets?

- Our streets!

- All cops are bastards!

- All cops are bastards!

- All cops are bastards!

- All cops are bastards!

- All cops are bastards!

- [INAUDIBLE]

- All cops are bastards!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

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