(FeaturedNews.com) – A group of around ten individuals disrupted a speaking engagement featuring Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the University of Minnesota’s law school this Monday.
The university had extended an invitation to Justice Barrett to participate in the 2023 Stein Lecture series, where she was set to engage in a dialogue with Professor Robert A. Stein on numerous issues. However, the discourse was interrupted when attendees started loudly voicing their objections, demanding the cessation of the talk.
A video from Alpha News captured the dissenters shouting, “Reproductive rights are under attack! What do we do? Stand up, fight back!”
Subsequent clips revealed law enforcement removing the vocal individuals from the lecture hall. The footage depicted them brandishing placards and continuing their vocal protests.
They chanted, “Not the court, not the state, people must decide their fate!” followed by, “Affirmative action is under attack! What do we do? Stand up, fight back!” Applause erupted from the audience as officers intervened, leading the protesters out.
The vocal opposition didn’t end there; outside the lecture hall, the demonstrators persisted with their censure of the proceedings.
Their chants included, “We’re here! We’re here! To shut this s— down!”
Justice Barrett faced intense scrutiny in 2022 when she was among the six Supreme Court justices who supported the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the pivotal ruling that had established the legal right to abortion across the country. Furthermore, she was involved in a recent Supreme Court judgment that declared the consideration of race in college admissions, a practice known as affirmative action, as against the constitution.
In the buildup to the controversial decisions, advocates of reproductive rights had organized protests surrounding Barrett’s residence. Appointed by the former President Trump, Barrett took up the position on the Supreme Court bench previously held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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