Americans took to the streets over the weekend to demonstrate against the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to repeal Roe v. Wade, the historic 1973 decision that protected a woman’s right to have an abortion. But the protesters were met with violent resistance by cops in cities like Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and Greenville, South Carolina—perhaps because there wasn’t an active school shooting for the police to stand outside of for an hour, as they recently did in Uvalde, Texas, when 19 children and two teachers were slaughtered.
It’s a worn-out question at this point, but what would you say if you saw this happening in another country? When the police regularly assault unarmed people for demonstrating in the name of abortion rights, something seems very, very wrong. Contrast what happens during abortion-rights protests with the consideration shown during right-wing ones.
Click through for more photos from protests over this past weekend.