Jodie Sweetin was thrown to the ground by police as she participated, megaphone in hand, in a demonstration for the right to abortion in Los Angeles.
Video taken by photojournalist Michael Ade, and posted to Instagram earlier this week by the organization The Progressivists, shows an officer amidst a group of helmeted and armed police grabbing the
star ahead of the throwing it violently, making it fall on the asphalt, with the slogans of the demonstrators and the police sirens in the background.
The incident took place near what looks like a freeway exit blocked by protesters who came to voice their opposition to the Supreme Court's repeal of Roe v.
Wade who guaranteed the right to abortion in the United States.
The actress has since reacted in a statement published by
“I am extremely proud that hundreds of people showed up yesterday to exercise their 1st Amendment rights and take peaceful action against the enormous injustice that has been decided by the Supreme Court,” said Jodie Sweetin.
“Our mobilization will continue until our voices are heard and action is taken.
We will not be discouraged and we will continue to fight for our rights.
We are not free until each and every one of us is.
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