Seventeen House Democrats were detained Tuesday at an abortion rights rally protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The members of congress were detained after blocking a street and refusing to move after law enforcement told them to leave the area. Ilhan Omar released the following statement after being arrested by capital police.
Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court. I will continue to do everything in my power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights!Ilhan Omar
Footage released online showing Ilhan Omar and AOC getting arrested has sparked online controversy as you can see that neither of them has handcuffs on. The footage below shows Ilhan Omar waking around not in handcuffs.
Here is the image of AOC who can be seen not in handcuffs but with an officer holding her arm.