Anti-abortion protester remains on DC Bridge 24 hours later

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The Man Who Climbed the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. Friday to protest the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade remained on duty for more than 24 hours.

The protester, Guido Reichstadter, began to climb the bridge around 10 a.m. on Friday, according to FOX 5 DC.

As Reichstadter stood at the top of the bridge, traffic came to a halt as officials attempted to contact him.

Reichstadter plans to stay on top of the bridge for as long as possible. Upon reaching the top of the bridge, his water bottle fell to the ground, leaving him without hydration.

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Pro-choice protester Guido Reichstadter atop the Frederick Douglass Bridge in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Pro-choice protester Guido Reichstadter atop the Frederick Douglass Bridge in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Pro-choice protester Guido Reichstadter atop the Frederick Douglass Bridge in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Reichstadter hopes the stunt will inspire civil disobedience across the country in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling.

“If I can get to the top of this bridge forever in love, I know you can do it on the street!” he tweeted Friday. “Let’s shut it down nonviolently day by day until our rights are protected.” I’ll be here, lots of love to you all!

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The Metropolitan Police Department said officers were also still at the scene.

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“The bridge remains closed at this time as the protester is still on the bridge,” the department said.

The arch of the bridge is 70 feet high.

In a tweet asking for help with the “nonviolent civil resistance movement for abortion rights,” Reichstadter indicated how his protest would likely end.

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“I’ll be in jail soon, but can’t wait to make contact when I get out,” he wrote.

Fox News’ Firdausa Stover contributed to this report.



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