Cedar Rapids, Iowa protesters ‘hit by truck’ during mass demonstrations over Roe v Wade abortion decision

A PERSON who took part in a protest in Iowa following the Roe v Wade decision was reportedly hit by a truck.

The incident took place around 7:17 p.m. in downtown Cedar Rapids and police are investigating the situation.


A protester was hit by a truck in Cedar Rapids, IowaCredit: Twitter/ashleyvanorny
It is unknown whether the incident was intentional or not


It is unknown whether the incident was intentional or notCredit: Twitter/ashleyvanorny

It is currently unknown whether the act was intentional or accidental.

The extent of the victim’s injuries is unknown.

Cedar Rapids councilor Ashley Vanorny tweeted about the incident.

“Tonight, a truck ran into traffic and ran into peaceful protesters crossing the pedestrian walkway near the federal courthouse,” she wrote.

“I walked next to them – the crowd included children next to me. Thank you for @crpd to react.”

Protests have erupted across the country following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade decision.

The 5-4 decision leaves the issue of abortion to state lawmakers, ultimately resulting in a total ban on the procedure in about half of the states.

Huge crowds of protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court and in multiple cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and New York City.

Protests were also planned for Friday night in Florida, Missouri, Georgia and Texas.

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