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Los Angeles pro-abortion protest turns violent

Los Angeles pro-abortion protest turns violent


People pray outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Los Angeles pro-abortion protest turns violent

LOS ANGELES - A protest by pro-abortionists over the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would allow states to decide abortion rules, turned violent against police.

A citywide police tactical alert was declared after a Tuesday night confrontation near downtown's Pershing Square.

Authorities say about 250 people had been marching for abortion rights before the clash. LAPD Chief Michel Moore says some demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at officers. One officer was struck with a baton.

There was no immediate word of any arrests and the crowd mostly dispersed after a large police presence was called in.