Full house Actor Jodie Sweetin goes “OK” after being knocked to the ground by police during an abortion rights protest in Los Angeles on Saturday (June 25th).
Video footage posted to social media appeared to show members of the Los Angeles Police Department pushing, throwing and brutally beating protesters with their hands and batons.
Sweetin, 40, was knocked to the ground in a video shared by freelance photojournalist Mike Ade. She then stood up and stabilized, before protesters began chanting “no justice, no peace”.
A rep for the actor has since said The Hollywood Reporter that Sweetin is “OK”.
In an earlier statement, Sweetin said, “I am extremely proud of the hundreds of people who came forward yesterday to exercise their First Amendment rights and take immediate action to peacefully protest the giant injustices that have been committed by our Supreme Court. .
“Our activism will continue until our voices are heard and action is taken. This will not discourage us, we will continue to fight for our rights. We are not free until we are ALL free.
The LAPD said in a statement to the publication that it was “aware” of the video and that officers were blocking the group from getting on the 101 Freeway.
“The force used will be assessed against LAPD policy and procedure,” the statement said.
“As the nation continues to grapple with the Supreme Court’s latest ruling, the Los Angeles Police Department will continue to facilitate First Amendment rights, while protecting life and property.”
In recent days, protests have taken place across the United States after the Supreme Court struck down Roe vs. Wade.
On Friday, June 24, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Mississippi law that criminalizes abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy while overturning key precedents set by the 1973 ruling in Roe vs. Wade.
Since the decision became public, a number of Glastonbury musicians have used their platform to speak out against the decision: Kendrick Lamar said “Godspeed for women’s rights” and Phoebe Bridgers chanted “f** * the Supreme Court”.