Pro-abortion protester descends from 70ft DC Bridge after 28-hour Roe Ax protest

Pro-abortion protester descends from 70ft DC Bridge after 28-hour Roe Ax protest

A pro-abortion protester who locked down a bridge in Washington DC after scaling one of its giant 70-foot arches without a seat belt has been arrested.

Guido Reichstadter, 42, stationed himself on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge for nearly 28 hours to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to indict Roe v. to fall Wade.

The Miami, Fla. native was seen flying a green banner in support of reproductive rights and waving a yellow flag that read, “Don’t step on my uterus.”

Reichstadter began his protest on Friday morning, just moments before the 6-3 ruling, supported by the Conservative majority of the High Court, overturned the landmark 1973 decision guaranteeing abortion rights in the US

The father-of-two said he decided to climb the bridge after having “a very, very, very strong emotional reaction” to the ruling and its impact on the future of women’s rights, particularly his 12-year-old daughter .

Reichstadter was also arrested during a protest on June 6 after tying his neck to the fence outside the Supreme Court building.

A pro-abortion protester who locked down a bridge in Washington DC after scaling one of its giant 70-foot arches without a seat belt has been arrested

Guido Reichstadter, 42, stationed himself on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge for nearly 28 hours to protest the Supreme Court's decision to indict Roe v.  to fall Wade

Guido Reichstadter, 42, stationed himself on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge for nearly 28 hours to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to indict Roe v. to fall Wade

Reichstadter scaled the arch just after 9:30 a.m. Friday, prompting police to close the 1,445-foot bridge and inflate a large air cushion in the roadway in case he fell.

The Frederick Douglas Bridge remained closed until almost 2 p.m. Saturday.

“I’m going to get out of jail as soon as possible,” he told his Instagram followers before beginning his descent across the bridge. ‘This is not the end. That’s just the beginning.”

Reichstadter was arrested around 1.20pm on charges of trespassing, crowding, obstruction or harassment and non-compliance, police confirmed to .

He was treated by DC Fire and Ambulance and then transported to the First Circuit Police Station for examination.

Before surrendering to police, a move prompted after a phone call to a friend, Reichstadter vowed to continue fighting for abortion rights.

“The Supreme Court has declared war on the people of this country and we must stand up and fight for our rights. So as soon as I get out of jail, that’s what I’m going to do,” he said sadly.

“I’m starting an organization for nonviolent civil resistance to take back abortion rights across the country, and we’re going to make abortion the law of the country in every state — red states and blue states.” We won’t leave anyone behind.’

The Florida native was seen flying a green banner in support of reproductive rights and waving a yellow flag that read,

The Florida native was seen flying a green banner in support of reproductive rights and waving a yellow flag that read, “Don’t step on my uterus.”

The father-of-two said he decided to climb the bridge after having

The father-of-two said he decided to climb the bridge after having “a very, very, very strong emotional reaction” to the verdict

Reichstadter scaled the arch just after 9:30 a.m. Friday, prompting police to close the 1,445-foot bridge and inflate a large air cushion in the roadway in case he fell

Reichstadter scaled the arch just after 9:30 a.m. Friday, prompting police to close the 1,445-foot bridge and inflate a large air cushion in the roadway in case he fell

Reichstadter decided to climb the bridge, located a mile from the Supreme Court building, to bravely protest the verdict.

However, it seems that the decision to scale the building was rather hasty.

“The arches were designed so that any reasonably fit person could climb them,” he told Insider.

“It seems that the designers just assumed that people would have the sense not to climb them. Of course, the moment I saw them, I knew they had to be climbed.”

While his ascent may have been easy up the arc, the rest of his journey was far from seamless.

Reichstadter had brought a water bottle, but shortly after he got to the top, it rolled off the bridge. He said the police refused to give it back to him.

The Florida dad, who documented his trip on Twitter, also shared how he slept on the arch and used his green banner as a tent.

At another point during his nearly 28-hour protest, he wrapped himself in the banner to keep warm. He also asked his followers to bring him snacks and iced tea, but that request didn’t seem to have been granted.

The Florida dad, who documented his trip on Twitter, also shared how he slept on the arch and used his green banner as a tent

The Florida dad, who documented his trip on Twitter, also shared how he slept on the arch and used his green banner as a tent

At another point during his nearly 28-hour protest, he wrapped himself in the banner to keep warm

At another point during his nearly 28-hour protest, he wrapped himself in the banner to keep warm

He was charged with illegal entry, overcrowding, obstruction or harassment and non-compliance on Saturday, police confirmed to

He was charged with illegal entry, overcrowding, obstruction or harassment and non-compliance on Saturday, police confirmed to

Reichstader said he was “physically pretty safe” during his rise, noting that the top of the arc was flat, but arguing that no one is truly safe “while the Supreme Court is in power”.

“I wasn’t sure before I climbed the bridge. None of us are as long as the Supreme Court is in power,” he said. “There has never been a point in US history when the rights of the people have been so egregiously attacked and reversed.”

“The only way we can get to that point of safety is to overcome that and stand up for ourselves to fight back non-violently.”

He added: “Tens of millions of women are waking up without the right to control their bodies and that’s why I’m standing on top of this bridge. I have to do what I have to do to call the people to action.’

Reichstader claims he has woken up “gasping” since May leaked the draft SCOTUS opinion urging Roe to be ousted.

In early June, he camped outside the courthouse, even locking himself inside the barricade apparently erected to protect the judges.

He was arrested for his protest on June 6 and spent a night in jail.

Reichstadter was also arrested during a protest on June 6 after tying his neck to the fence outside the Supreme Court building

Reichstadter was also arrested during a protest on June 6 after tying his neck to the fence outside the Supreme Court building

Reichstader claims he has woken up

Reichstader claims he has woken up “gasping” since May leaked the draft SCOTUS opinion urging Roe to be ousted