Shocking video shows 'Full House' star Jodie Sweetin SHOVED by LAPD cops during abortion protest
'This will not deter us, we will continue fighting for our rights. We are not free until ALL of us are free,' said Jodie Sweetin
Jodie Sweetin, an activist, best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner in 'Full House' and spin-off 'Fuller House', was shoved off by an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department to the ground during a protest over Supreme Court Roe v Wade ruling on Saturday, June 25, in Los Angeles.
The video was captured by photographer Michael Ade and was first uploaded by him on Instagram. Ade claimed that the 40-year-old actress appeared to be thrown to the ground while leading a "group of peaceful protesters away from the freeway" as she gathered with a number of activists in the downtown area of the city. "C/W Police violence. It pained me to see @JodieSweetin thrown to the ground by members of the LAPD as she was trying to lead a group of peaceful protestors away from the freeway…SMH @LAPDHQ what are y’all doing?", Ade wrote.
From the video it could be seen Sweetin was seen wearing a black T-shirt and black leggings with a black backpack and a megaphone attached to her arm and at one point in the video, Sweetin seemed to be pushed from a dirt hill down to the ground by an officer and a crowd gathered to help her stand up again. One protester could be heard screaming, "What the f--- is wrong with you guys?" Another asked, "Jodi, are you good?" Sweetin quickly stood up and joined in the chants with other protestors--"No justice, no peace."
"I’m extremely proud of the hundreds of people who showed up yesterday to exercise their First Amendment rights and take immediate action to peacefully protest the giant injustices that have been delivered from our Supreme Court," Sweetin told Fox News Digital. "Our activism will continue until our voices are heard and action is taken. This will not deter us, we will continue fighting for our rights. We are not free until ALL of us are free."
The Supreme Court on Friday, June 24 overturned its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that established the right to an abortion, with a ruling that marks a shift in abortion laws and limiting and banning the access to the procedure in half of the states, in some places immediately. Supreme Court justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh voted in favor of ending the landmark federal abortion protections. Chief Justice John Roberts did not approve of ending Roe.