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Ocasio-Cortez, Members Of ‘The Squad’ Arrested In Front Of Supreme Court

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the far-left group “the squad” were arrested outside the Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon during a protest.

In several videos posted on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez can be seen with her hands behind her back being held by police officers who appear to be escorting her away from a protest in front of the Supreme Court. (RELATED: ‘There Must Be Consequences’: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Suggests SCOTUS Justices Should Be Impeached)

Other members of the squad also appeared to be escorted away from the protest, such as Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Says She Was Going To Physically Assault Comedian Who Commented On Her Body)

“Today, Rep. AOC was arrested along with other members of Congress outside the Supreme Court for protesting in support of abortion rights,” Ocasio-Cortez’s office tweeted from her account.

Democratic Missouri Rep. Cori Bush tweeted Tuesday that she and her colleagues “put” their “bodies on the line” amid the protest.

“I introduced legislation yesterday and today to protect reproductive freedom. Today my colleagues and I put our bodies on the line—because we will leave no stone unturned in our fight for justice. Bans off our bodies,” Bush said.

At least 17 House Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib, were arrested. The Democrats were attending an abortion rights rally to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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The Daily Caller contacted Ocasio-Cortez’s office and the U.S. Capitol Police about the videos to which Capitol Police said they would be releasing final arrest numbers later in the afternoon.