Shock moment Cedar Rapids, Iowa protesters 'hit by truck' during mass demonstrations over Roe v Wade abortion decision | The Sun
A PERSON taking part in a protest in Iowa following the Roe v Wade decision was reportedly struck by a truck.
The incident occurred around 7:17pm in downtown Cedar Rapids and police are investigating the situation.
At this time, it is unknown if the act was intentional or accidental.
The extent of the victim’s injuries is unknown.
Cedar Rapids Councilmember, Ashley Vanorny tweeted about the incident.
“Tonight a truck jumped traffic + plowed into peaceful protestors crossing the pedestrian walkway at the Federal Courthouse,” she wrote.
“I was walking along side them—the crowd included children alongside me. Thank you for @crpd for responding.”
Protests have erupted across the country following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade decision.
The 5-4 decision will leave the issues of abortion up to state legislators, which will ultimately result in a total ban on the procedure in about half of the states.
Huge crowds of protestors gathered outside the Supreme Court and in multiple cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and New York City.
Protests were also planned in Florida, Missouri, Georgia and Texas for Friday evening.
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