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AOC Among Lawmakers Arrested at Supreme Court Rally

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, center, is arrested outside the Supreme Court during an abortion-rights rally in Washington, on July 19.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, center, is arrested outside the Supreme Court during an abortion-rights rally in Washington, on July 19.

Photographer: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images 

More than a dozen US lawmakers, most from the Democratic Women’s Caucus, were arrested by US Capitol police on Tuesday during an abortion-rights rally in front of the US Supreme Court.

New York Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez were among those who were arrested, as were Representatives Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar. When reached for comment, the United States Capitol Police pointed to statements made on its Twitter account. The US Capital Police said they arrested 35 people, including 17 members of Congress, for obstructing traffic.