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Reps. Omar, Adams arrested during abortion protest near Supreme Court

Multiple members of Congress including Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Alma Adams, D-N.C., were arrested by Capitol Police Tuesday afternoon outside the Supreme Court building during an abortion rights protest.

Adams’ staff confirmed her arrest in a tweet from her official account. Omar’s office confirmed her arrest to WCCO.

Capitol Police warned demonstrators that they would be taking action.

“It is against the law to block traffic, so officers are going to give our standard three warnings before they start making arrests,” Capitol Police tweeted.

Minutes later, they announced that “[s]ome of the demonstrators are refusing to get out of the street, so we are starting to make arrests.”

Capitol Police would not comment on who had been arrested, but told Fox News they would have a total number of arrests later in the afternoon.

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