Police Clash With Protesters in Los Angeles Following Roe v Wade Reversal

Police clashed with abortion rights protesters in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, June 24, after the US Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v Wade decision.

Footage by Hess Wesley shows heated scenes as a firework explodes near a group of officers. One officer can be seen pushing over a woman who identifies herself as a journalist.

Later, protesters shout at police to help a man they have detained on the ground after he begins shaking. People can be heard shouting, “He’s having a f***ing seizure!”

Protests continued in Los Angeles and other major US cities on Saturday. Credit: Hess Wesley via Storyful

Video transcript

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

[AUDIO OUT]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Back up, back up, back up!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Back up!

- Back up!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

[FIREWORK EXPLODES]

- Go!

- Get back!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Hey, hey. [INAUDIBLE].

- Back up.

- Journalist-- yo, that's a journalist. She's a journalist, bro. Yo, she's a journalist.

- Hey, back up! Back up!

- Get in line.

- She's a journalist.

- Get in line.

- She's a journalist, bro.

- Then listen.

- Yes I can.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- I need you to leave. I need you to start walking. I need you to start walking.

- Go home!

- I need you to start walking.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Give him some water. Look at him.

- Yo, he needs support.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- He's having a [MUTED] seizure.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Don't let him die.

- He's having a [MUTED] seizure.

- Don't let him die!

- Look at him. Look at him. He's having a [MUTED] seizure.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Stop! Do understand?

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

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