Tear gas used to disperse protesters outside Arizona Capitol building

News June 25, 2022 News
Tear gas used to disperse protesters outside Arizona Capitol building

From CNN by Steve Almasy and Melissa Alonso, CNN

Late Friday, law enforcement in Arizona used tear gas to disperse a crowd of abortion rights supporters protesting outside the State Capitol in Phoenix.

The demonstrations come after several Arizona abortion providers said they preemptively paused abortion services due to lack of legal clarity on the matter, according to posts on their websites.

"Troopers deployed tear gas after a crowd of protesters repeatedly pounded on the glass doors of the State Senate Building," Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bart Graves told CNN.

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