A left-wing group is internet hosting a “shut down SCOTUS” protest on June 13, with plans to “blockade” the streets surrounding the Supreme Court docket in mild of a possible determination that might overturn Roe v. Wade being launched.
The group, ShutDownDC, introduced the protest on its web site and states that it’ll start at 7 a.m. on June 13 at Stanton Park in Washington, D.C.
As a part of the “shut down SCOTUS” protest, the group will “blockade” the streets across the Supreme court docket, based on the web site.
“On June 13, one of many Supreme Court docket’s 2022 determination days, we plan to blockade the streets across the Supreme Court docket to stand up for the transformative change that our communities want,” the web site states. “Proper now our political system is in disaster. Occasions of disaster can both be alternatives to interrupt via the inertia and win transformational change or they are often alternatives for the institution to additional entrench the established order.”
In keeping with its web site, the group selected June 13 because it is without doubt one of the Supreme Court docket’s opinion issuance days.
The protest will include smaller “affinity teams” of as much as 20 individuals per group, and every group can have a “jail help liaison who can meet arrested of us” when they’re launched.
Organizers of the out of doors protest are additionally encouraging attendees to put on a masks and think about taking a COVID-19 check earlier than attending.
The identical group additionally held a “vigil” outdoors Supreme Court docket Justice Samuel Alito’s residence on Might 9 in response to the leaked draft Supreme Court docket determination which may overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Justice Alito’s draft opinion that will overturn Roe v. Wade is past alarming. It could not solely permit states to outlaw abortion (which is already de facto unavailable to many who want it, notably individuals from marginalized communities) however is also used to permit states to outlaw contraception, same-sex marriage, protections for LGBTQ of us, and even interracial marriage,” the web site states. “The night of Monday, Might 9, we are going to maintain a vigil for all these rights that Alito is threatening to remove.”