Washington, DC – A pro-abortion activist climbed Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
The bridge is now closed until further notice.
The protester, identified as Guido Reichstadter, posted a series of tweets from atop the bridge.
“Hey I’m at the top of the Frederick Douglass bridge in Washington DC right now & want to know why YOU aren’t in the streets nonviolently shutting down the gov day after day after day till Congress protects abortion rights? Rise Up my Friends!” he said in a Twitter post.
He posted a selfie and encouraged others to protest ‘nonviolently.’
Guido encouraged others to climb up to the top of the bridge and bring him iced tea and cookies.
The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge has shut down after a Roe v. Wade protester climbed the bridge Friday, the District Department of Transportation said.
Following the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, an abortion-rights activist climbed the bridge in protest. The man, identified as Guido Reichstadter, made his way to the top of the bridge where he hung a green banner, which he says is the color of the abortion rights movement. He also streamed himself on TikTok calling for abortion-rights supporters to stand up and unite.
The closure will remain in effect until further notice, officials said.
Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead for their afternoon commute and use alternate routes away from South Capital Street and areas surrounding the bridge.
Traffic enforcement officers are at the scene directing traffic. Motorists anticipate moderate delays on their commute and should use extra caution as they travel in the area of the FDMB.