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Roe v. Wade Was Overturned. These Protests Are Happening Around DC.

Demonstrations are planned for today and throughout the weekend.

A protester at the Supreme Court on Friday. Photo by Evy Mages

On Friday, the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion. Advocates have been bracing for the decision since Politico published a draft opinion in May, which means many protests have been in the works for weeks. Here are some of the demonstrations happening in DC and the surrounding areas.

Friday, June 24 

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC will pass out shirts and signs at 4:00 pm at the corner of 2nd Street, Northeast and F Street, Northeast ahead of the planned Bans Off Washington DC rally, which will take place at Columbus Circle at 5 pm today with Women’s March, MoveOn, and UltraViolet. More details here.

Black abolitionist group Harriet’s Wildest Dreams is rallying today at 5 pm at the Supreme Court and will be joined by Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America, Shut Down DC, and several other organizations. More information can be found here. 

The Party for Socialism and Liberation will gather at 6 pm today at the Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia will hold a Bans Off Fairfax vigil today at 7 pm in front of Fairfax County Courthouse and a Bans Off Alexandria rally today at 7 pm in front of Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse.

Sunday, June 26th 

REPRO Rising Virginia and Hampton Roads Reproductive Justice will hold a Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance Speak Out Rally at Lafayette Park at 11 am. You can RSVP here.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 9 pm in front of the Supreme Court, organized by Clockout DC. More information can be found hereUPDATE: This event has been postponed to Tuesday due to thunderstorms. Follow Clockout DC for updates. 

Tuesday, June 28th

At 6 pm, the Party for Socialism and Liberation will hold a rally for reproductive rights at the Arlington Courthouse.

Thursday, June 30th 

CPDAction is organizing a reproductive rights protest in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the Working Families Party. More details and logistics will be provided if you register at this link.

Monday, July 4th

At noon, Shout Your Abortion is asking people to show up to the Supreme Court in red, white, and blue. The group will set up a pop-up lemonade and abortion pills stand in collaboration with AidAccess, an abortion pill mail service. More information here.

Saturday, July 9th

The Women’s March is holding an action in D.C. Sign up here for more information on time and place.

*We will update this story as more events are announced.

Grace Deng
Editorial Fellow
Damare Baker
Research Editor

Before becoming Research Editor, Damare Baker was an Editorial Fellow and Assistant Editor for Washingtonian. She has previously written for Voice of America and The Hill. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied international relations, Korean, and journalism.