Arizona Senate Republicans have mentioned abortion rights protesters tried to enter the Arizona state Capitol on Friday night as legislators have been gathered on payments and proceedings have been halted whereas the authorities dealt with the incident.

The official Twitter account of the Arizona Senate Republicans wrote that “pro-abortion protestors violently tried to enter our constructing” on Friday evening however lawmakers have been later capable of resume their work.

“Members/workers/guests evacuated to a safe location. Legislation enforcement intervened. Protestors dispersed. Whereas the Senate is now safe & secure, sadly smoke/tear fuel has unfold into our chambers,” Senate Republicans mentioned.

The protest comes after the U.S. Supreme Courtroom voted to overturn two landmark abortion rights choices, 1973’s Roe v. Wade and 1992′ Deliberate Parenthood v. Casey on a choice launched earlier on Friday.

A video shared to Twitter by Brahm Resnick of Arizona’s 12 Information confirmed the state senate adjourning due a “safety scenario.” A separate video shared by 12 Information’ Bianca Buono confirmed teargas being deployed exterior the constructing.

Buono additionally shared a statement she attributed to the Arizona Division of Public Security.

“Troopers deployed fuel exterior the Senate constructing after protesters tried to interrupt the glass. The gang then moved to the Wesley Bolin Plaza the place some monuments have been vandalized. Gasoline was deployed once more to disburse the gang,” Arizona DPS mentioned.

Arizona GOP Senator Kelly Townsend tweeted: “We’re at present there being held hostage contained in the Senate constructing because of members of the general public making an attempt to breach our safety. We odor teargas and the youngsters of one of many members are within the workplace sobbing with concern. I count on a J24 committee to be created instantly.”

She later posted an replace saying, “Everyone seems to be okay, and we’re ending our work.”

Newsweek has reached out to the Arizona Division of Public Security for remark. It is a breaking information story and will likely be up to date.

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