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Live updates | Protests swell before fenced-in Supreme Court

By The Associated Press
Posted 5/4/22

Police have erected a low metal fence outside of the Supreme Court blocking access to all but the lowest level of the building’s steps and separating demonstrators into separate pens. Anti-abortion rights protestors carried signs Tuesday that said “Ignore Roe” and “In God We Trust,” while their pro-abortion-rights counterparts held placards declaring “Bans off our Bodies” and “Impeach Kavanaugh.” One man with a bullhorn shouted, “Before the United States, before the constitution, there was God’s law.”The crowds were expected to build throughout the day as people finished work. Multiple pro-rights groups called for a 5 p.m. mass-gathering at the court. A leaked draft opinion shows that a majority of theS upreme Court is prepared to overrule Roe v. Wade.

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