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Pro-abortion protester comes down from 70ft DC bridge after 28 hours of protest against Roe bijl

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A pro-abortion protester who closed a bridge in Washington DC after climbing one of the massive 70-foot arches without a safety harness has been arrested.

Guido Reichstadter, 42, placed himself on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge for nearly 28 hours in protest against the Supreme Court’s decision to overthrow Roe v. Wade.

The Miami, Florida resident was seen holding a green flag in support of reproductive rights and waving a yellow flag that read, “Don’t tread on my womb.”

Reichstadter began his protest Friday morning, moments before the 6-3 ruling, powered by the conservative Supreme Court majority, 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 how it affects the future of women’s rights, especially his 12-year-old daughter.

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

A pro-abortion protester who closed a bridge in Washington DC after climbing one of the massive 70-foot arches without a safety harness has been arrested

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

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

Reichstadter climbed the arch shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday, prompting police to close the 1,445-foot bridge and inflate a large cushion of air on the roadway in case it fell.

The Frederick Douglass Bridge remained closed until nearly 2 p.m. Saturday.

“I’ll get out of jail ASAP,” he told his Instagram followers before starting his descent across the bridge. ‘This is not the end. This is just the beginning.’

Reichstadter was arrested around 1:20 p.m. for unlawful entry, crowding, obstruction or incommodation and failure to obey, police confirmed to DailyMail.com.

He received treatment from DC Fire and EMS and was then transported to the first district police station for processing.

Before surrendering to the police, a move prompted after a phone call with a friend, Reichstadter pledged 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, I’m going to do that,” he said sadly.

“I’m starting a nonviolent civil resistance organization to reclaim abortion rights in this country and we’re going to make abortion the law of the land in every state – red states and blue states. We’re not leaving anyone behind.’

Florida resident was seen holding a green flag in support of reproductive rights and waving a yellow flag that read: 'Don't tread on my womb'

Florida resident was seen holding a green flag in support of reproductive rights and waving a yellow flag that read: ‘Don’t tread on my womb’

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 climbed the arch shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday, prompting police to close the 1,445-foot bridge and blow up a large cushion of air on the roadway in case it fell.

Reichstadter climbed the arch shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday, prompting police to close the 1,445-foot bridge and blow up a large cushion of air on the roadway in case it fell.

Reichstadter chose to climb the bridge, which is a mile from the Supreme Court building, in an effort to take a bold stand against the ruling.

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

“The arches are designed so that any reasonably fit person can climb them,” he said Insider

“It seems like the designers took it for granted that people would be wise enough not to climb on it. The moment I saw them, of course I knew they had to be climbed.’

While his ascent may have been easy, the rest of his journey was anything but seamless.

Reichstadter had brought a water bottle, but soon after he reached the top, it rolled off the bridge. He told alleged that the police refused to give him back.

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

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

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

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

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

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

He was charged Saturday with unlawful entry, crowding, obstruction or incommodation and failure to obey, police confirmed to DailyMail.com

He was charged Saturday with unlawful entry, crowding, obstruction or incommodation and failure to obey, police confirmed to DailyMail.com

Reichstader said he was “physically fairly safe” during his climb, noting that the top of the arch was flat, but arguing that no one was really safe “as long as the Supreme Court is in power.”

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

“The only way to get to the point of safety is to get through this and stand up for ourselves in danger of fighting back nonviolently.”

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 get the population moving.’

Reichstader claims he has woken up “gasping for air” since the draft of the SCOTUS opinion seeking to topple Roe was leaked in May.

In early June, he camped outside the courthouse and even locked himself at the barricade built in an apparent effort 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 locking himself by the neck on the fence outside the Supreme Court building

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

Reichstader claims he has woken up 'gasping for air' since the draft of the SCOTUS opinion overthrowing Roe leaked out in May

Reichstader claims he has woken up ‘gasping for air’ since the draft of the SCOTUS opinion overthrowing Roe leaked out in May

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