May 9, 2022 - Politics & Policy
Psaki: Biden believes protests shouldn't include "violence" or "threats"
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that protests "should never include violence, threats, or vandalism."
Driving the news: "POTUS strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest," Psaki wrote in a tweet. "But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism."
- Vandals this weekend targeted an anti-abortion group's office in Wisconsin, and it is being investigated as a case of arson, said Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes.
- A Molotov cocktail thrown into the building failed to ignite, but a separate fire was started, according to a police report.
State of play: "Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety," Psaki added.
- Abortion activists demonstrated this weekend in front of the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
- Protesters first convened on the streets in front of Kavanaugh's Maryland home this weekend, chanting, "No uterus, no opinion," WUSA 9 reports.
- The demonstrators subsequently went to Roberts' home, where they shouted, "the world is watching," per WUSA 9.
- No arrests were made during the weekend's protests and no vandalism or threats of violence were reported, a Montgomery County Police Department spokesperson said in a statement.
What to watch: Protests are planned for throughout the week in front of the Supreme Court and in front of Justice Samuel Alito's Washington residence, per WUSA 9.
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