NYC protests continue for 2nd day after Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

Activists shout slogans during a protest against the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case on June 25, 2022 in New York City. The Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case, removing a federal right to an abortion.
Activists shout slogans during a protest against the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case on June 25, 2022 in New York City. The Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case, removing a federal right to an abortion. Photo credit John Smith/VIEWpress

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Protesters again rallied in New York City against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade on Saturday after thousands took the streets Friday.

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Hundreds gathered at Union Square for a rally organized by Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Saturday afternoon.

The group is planning more demonstrations over the course of the next week, and Planned Parenthood was invited to lead New York City’s Pride March Sunday.

Demonstrators hoist a sign at a Pride event on Governors Island
Demonstrators hoist a sign at a Pride event on Governors Island Photo credit David Caplan

Many at Saturday’s protesters wore green — a color that came to signify abortion rights during bodily autonomy actions in Argentina and later other Latin American countries.

Anti-abortion counter demonstrators celebrated the Supreme Court’s rollback of abortion rights nearby.

Thousands marched through the streets of Manhattan on Friday night after the Supreme Court’s decision was made public that morning.

An aerial view of people gathered at Washington Square Park to protest against the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case on June 24, 2022 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, United States. The Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case, removing a federal right to an abortion.
An aerial view of people gathered at Washington Square Park to protest against the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case on June 24, 2022 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, United States. The Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case, removing a federal right to an abortion. Photo credit Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

NYPD officers arrested 24 protesters for blocking the street near Bryant Park Friday night.

The New York City demonstrations are joined by protests throughout the country, many of which have already seen arrests, violence targetting protestors and police use of tear gas — a munition that studies have found can cause miscarriages.