Viral video footage circulating social media appears to show the actress Jodie Sweetin being shoved to the ground by Los Angeles Police Department officers during a protest over the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
The Supreme Court used its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday to overturn the 1973 landmark decision that had guaranteed abortion rights nationwide, sparking widespread criticism and protests.
The decision could see abortion bans in roughly half of the states in the U.S. Thirteen states, mainly in the South and Midwest, already have laws on the books that ban abortion in the case of Roe being overturned.
Full House and Fuller House star Sweetin, 40, was among the crowds of protestors who took to the streets of Los Angeles on Saturday to voice their opposition to the reversal of the long-standing ruling.
In footage shared on Instagram and Twitter by photographer Michael Ade on Sunday, the actor appeared to be pushed by one of a wall of law enforcement officers lining a local freeway, before another apparently shoved her.
Following the confrontation, Sweetin, who was dressed in black and carried a backpack and bullhorn, appeared to trip over the curb, before falling to the ground.
Sweetin was helped back onto her feet by a fellow abortion rights protestor, before joining the crowd in repeatedly chanting: “No justice, no peace.”
Newsweek has contacted representatives of the LAPD and Sweetin for comment.
According to Ade, Sweetin was “trying to lead a group of peaceful protestors away from the freeway” when the incident occurred.
“Jodi is the definition of a real one and fortunately she’s okay!” Ade added in a caption. “But for others who choose to protest today move with caution and keep your head on swivel. It’s going to be a very long summer.”
Per Entertainment Weekly, a spokesperson for Sweetin confirmed that the incident had taken place, while the screen star herself later released a statement.
“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 said.
“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,” she continued. “We are not free until ALL of us are free.”
Abortion rights activists had been bracing for Roe’s fall after a leaked draft opinion published by Politico in May showed a conservative majority of justices appeared ready to use the case to undo almost five decades of precedent.
Another half-dozen states have near-total bans or prohibition after six weeks of pregnancy.
In other states, there will be battles over dormant abortion bans that were enacted before Roe was decided in 1973 or new laws that strictly limit when abortions can be performed.
The post Cops Appear to Shove Jodie Sweetin in Viral Roe v. Wade Protest Clip appeared first on Newsweek.