Representatives of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (Democratic Party of New York) and Ilhan Omar (Democratic Party of Minnesota) were one of 17 members. arrested During an anti-abortion campaign near the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Neither was handcuffed during the arrest, but both pretended to be restraining their wrists.
However, some media outlets did not discourage the pair from appearing to be detained due to the lack of handcuffs.
ABC News shared the two photos on Twitter with Ocasio-Cortez, and Omar took them with his hands back as if they were handcuffed.
The ABC News article attached to the tweet does not mention that there was no handcuffs up to the fifth paragraph.
on the other hand, Parents When Hill Also included was a photo of Ocasio Cortez pretending to be handcuffed. Neither says she isn’t.
A Minnesota-based WCCO-TV reporter shared two clips of Omar’s arrest on Twitter, suggesting that lawmakers were handcuffed.
She later recalled her claim that Omar was handcuffed and escorted, “seeing at the end of the clip that she wasn’t handcuffed.”
Ocasio Cortez and Omar were one of 35 people arrested for illegally blocking First Street Northwest after marching from the Capitol to the Supreme Court.
According to Parliamentary police, police issued three standard warnings before arresting demonstrators who refused to move off the street. Around 2:00 afternoonParliament police updated that the road was reopened and the rally was cleared.
Other lawmakers arrested during the demonstration included Democratic representatives Cori Bush, Catherine Clark, Nydia Velázquez, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, Sara Jacobs, Rashida Tribe, Madeleine Dean, and Bonnie Watson. Coriman, Jan Schakowsky, Carolyn Maloney, CNN report.
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