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WATCH: NYC Protests Roe Repeal, Claim ‘Extreme Violence Against SCOTUS is Self-Defense’

Timcast caught up with demonstrators in Washington Square Park

A large gathering of people arrived in Washington Square Park in New York City on Friday, June 24 following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. 

Protestors held up a variety of signs denouncing the decision, many of which included vulgarities aimed at Justices Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

Elad Eliahu was on the scene for Timcast to speak with protestors about celibacy as a form of protest, the contention that abortion will still be legal in a number of states, and various methods for expressing discontent with the Supreme Court’s ruling. 

“[She’s] an aberration,” said one 60-year-old protestor, referring to Coney Barrett. 

When another protestor was asked about Thomas’ concurring opinion regarding a potential repeal of gay marriage, the young woman indicated the justice’s perspective was confounding. 

“It’s just really ironic because … he’s a person of color and he’s attacking us,” she said. “Like, we’re from the same group. It should be us against the white people”

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