Full House star Jodie Sweetin spoke Sunday after police officers pushed her to the ground at a pro-choice march in Los Angeles this weekend.
On Saturday, LA photographer Michael Ade uploaded an Instagram video of LAPD officials shoving Sweetin, who was protesting the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of the landmark 1973 decision between Roe and Wade.
After swerving onto the sidewalk on a ramp next to the 101 freeway, the ‘Just Swipe’ actor – dressed all in black and holding a megaphone – got back up and continued to demonstrate.
“I am very proud of the hundreds of people who turned out yesterday to exercise their First Amendment rights and take immediate action to peacefully protest the vast injustices served by our Supreme Court,” Sweetin said in a statement obtained by The Times on Sunday.
“Our activism will continue until our voices are heard and action is taken. This will not deter us, we will continue to fight for our rights. We are not free until we are ALL free.”
Following the release of the viral footage, Ade wrote, “It pained me to see @JodieSweetin being thrown to the ground by members of the LAPD as she attempted to lead a group of peaceful protesters off the freeway…SMH @LAPDHQ what are you all doing?” “
“Jodi is the definition of a real one and luckily she’s doing fine!” he added. “But for others who choose to protest today, tread carefully and shake your head. This is going to be a very long summer.”
In a statement to Yahoo Entertainment, the LAPD said it was “aware of a video clip showing a woman being pushed to the ground by officers who do not allow the group to walk and overtake the 101 freeway.”
“Force used will be evaluated against LAPD policies and procedures,” the statement continued.
“As the nation continues to wrestle with the recent Supreme Court decision, the Los Angeles Police Department will continue to facilitate First Amendment rights while protecting life and property.”
Sweetin is one of many entertainment figures who have denounced the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to ban abortion. Other celebrities who have championed reproductive rights this weekend include Michelle Obama, Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, Billie Eilish, Lorde, Quinta Brunson, Ariana DeBose, Patricia Arquette and Olivia Rodrigo.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-06-26/jodie-sweetin-police-lapd-roe-v-wade-protest Police shove ‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin at Roe protest