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Pro-abortion protester comes down from 70ft DC bridge after 28 hour protest against Roe ax

Pro-abortion protester was arrested after scaling one of the huge arches at 70 feet without a safety harness and shutting down a Washington D.C. bridge.

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

The Miami, Florida native was seen waving a green banner in support for reproductive rights and waving a yellow flag with the following message: ‘Don’t tread on mine uterus’

Reichstadter began his protest on Friday morning, just moments after the 6-3 ruling by the conservative majority of the high court overturned the 1973 landmark decision that guaranteed abortion rights in America.

The father of two said that he decided to climb it after having a’very, very very, very strong emotional response’ to the ruling and how it affects the future rights for women, especially his 12-year old daughter.

Reichstadter was also arrested during a protest on June 6 after he locked himself by the neck to the fence outside the Supreme Court building.

After scaling one of the 70-foot arches, a pro-abortion protester in Washington D.C. was forced to close down the bridge. He did not have a safety harness.

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

Guido Reichstadter (42), protested the Supreme Court’s decision not to overturn Roe V. Wade for nearly 28 hours.

Reichstadter scaled the arch just after 9.30 am Friday. Police closed the bridge, measuring 1,445 feet in length, and inflated a large air cushion on the roadway to protect him from falling. 

The Frederick Douglass bridge was closed until Saturday at 2:45pm.

Before he began his descent down the bridge, he said to his Instagram followers: “I will get out jail as soon as possible.” ‘This isn’t the end. This is only the beginning.

Police confirmed to DailyMail.com that Reichstadter was arrested for unlawful entry and crowding, obstruction or incommoding, and failure to obey.

He received treatment from D.C. fire and EMS and was then transported to the first district police station for processing.

Before he surrendered to police, a move that was prompted after a phone call with a friend, Reichstadter promised to keep fighting for abortion rights.

“The Supreme Court declared war on the peoples of this country, and we must stand up and defend our rights. He said that he would do the same as he did when he got out of jail.

“I am creating a non-violent civil resistance group to win back abortion rights across this nation. We are going to make abortion legal in every state, blue and red. We won’t leave anyone behind.

The Florida native was seen flying a green banner in support of reproductive rights and and waving a yellow flag that read: 'Don't tread on my uterus'

The Florida native was seen waving a green banner in support for reproductive rights and waving a yellow banner that read: “Don’t tread upon my uterus.”

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

The father-of-2 said that he decided to climb bridge after feeling a strong emotional reaction to the ruling

Reichstadter scaled the arch shortly after 9.30am Friday, prompting police to close the 1,445-foot long bridge and inflate a large air cushion in the roadway in case he fell

Reichstadter scaled it shortly after 9.30 am Friday. Police closed the 1,445-foot bridge and inflated a large air cushion in its roadway in case he fell.

Reichstadter climbed the bridge, located one mile away from the Supreme Court building in an attempt to protest the ruling. 

It seems that the decision to scale down the building was a very rash one.

Insider was told that the arches were designed so that anyone who is reasonably fit could climb them. 

“It seems that the designers assumed that people would not climb up them. They were there from the first time I saw them. 

Although his climb up the arch was easy, the rest of his journey proved to be difficult.

Reichstadter had brought with him a water bottle, but he was soon out of water. After he reached the top, the boat rolled off the bridge. He claimed that the police refused him to return it.

Florida dad posted his journey on Twitter and shared how he slept over the arch, using his green banner for a tent.

To keep warm, he wrapped himself in a banner at another point during his nearly 28 hour protest. He also requested that his followers bring him snacks and ice-tea, but this request was not fulfilled.

The Florida dad, documenting his journey on Twitter, also shared how he slept on top the arch, using his green banner as a tent

Florida dad and photographer, Florida Dad, shared his journey on Twitter. He also shared how the arch was used as a tent by using his green banner.

At another point during his almost 28-hour protest, he wrapped himself in the banner in an attempt to stay warm

To keep warm, he wrapped himself in the banner at another point during his nearly 28-hour-long protest.

He was charged Saturday with for unlawful entry, crowding, obstructing or incommoding and failure to obey, police confirmed to DailyMail.com

He was charged Saturday with for unlawful entry, crowding, obstructing or incommoding and failure to obey, police confirmed to DailyMail.com

Reichstader claimed he was physically safe during his climb, noting the fact that the arch’s top was flat. However, he argued that no one is truly safe ‘as long the Supreme Court remains in power.

“I wasn’t safe before climbing up to the bridge. He stated that none of us can last as long as the Supreme Court is at power. “There’s never been a moment in US history when the rights and liberties of the population were so severely eroded and rolled back.

‘The only way that we can get to safety is to move through it and stand up for ourselves when in danger to fight back peacefully. 

He added: ‘Tens of millions of women are waking up without the right to control their bodies and that’s why I’m on top of this bridge. I’ve got the responsibility to make the population take action.

Reichstader claims he is waking up ‘gasping to air’ since May, when the draft of the SCOTUS opinion calling for Roe’s overturn was leaked.

He camped out in front of the courthouse at the beginning of June and even locked himself into the barricade, which was apparently built to protect the justices. 

He was detained for his protest on June 6, and spent one night in prison. 

Reichstadter was also arrested during a protest on June 6 after he locked himself by the neck to the fence outside the Supreme Court building

Reichstadter was also detained during a protest held on June 6, when he locked his neck to the fence at the Supreme Court Building.

Reichstader claims he has woken up 'gasping for air' since May the draft the SCOTUS opinion pushing to overturn Roe was leaked

Reichstader claims he woken up ‘gasping’ for air since May, when the draft of the SCOTUS opinion urging Roe to be overturned was leaked

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