— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) June 25, 2022
(Breitbart) Pro-abortion rioters attempted to storm the Arizona capitol building in Phoenix while the state’s senate was in session.
AND THEN… Senate immediately bails out because of ‘security situation.’ Area outside Senate filled with people protesting Roe decision. They appear to have entered building. pic.twitter.com/scZfijFz4G
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) June 25, 2022
Pro-life Republican state Senator Kelly Townsend, who was inside the senate building, tweeted members of the Senate were “being held hostage inside the Senate building.” Townsend said during one period the senators could “smell teargas and the children of one of the members are in the office sobbing with fear.”
Breaking news out of Phoenix, Ariz.:
Pro-abortion protesters surrounded the capitol in an attempted insurrection & began pounding on the windows. Law enforcement has used tear gas to disperse the crowd. https://t.co/EwOItLf4Fq
— Andy Ngô ?️? (@MrAndyNgo) June 25, 2022
Some Arizona state Democrats were displacing blame from the protestors, who were trying to enter the capitol by breaking through security, Townsend also said. “’This is a public building, and they wouldn’t let them in,’” Townsend overheard one Democrat say.
MAGA Senator Wendy Rogers, who was also with her colleagues, said for safety reasons, the senators left the senate chamber and “assembled to take the tunnel to the House.” But the crowd was dispersed and the senators went back to the Senate.
After the senate went into recess without concluding its business, the Arizona Department of Public Safety announced that tear gas had been successfully deployed and protestors had moved on to vandalize monuments at Wesley Bolin Plaza.
“Troopers deployed gas outside the Senate building after protesters attempted to break the glass,” the Arizona Department of Public Safety stated. “The crowd then moved to the Wesley Bolin Plaza where some monuments were vandalized. Gas was deployed again to disburse the crowd.”
The riot outside the Arizona capitol building was among many protests throughout the nation after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday. Protests occurred in Seattle, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Tucson, New York City, Reno, and Dallas.