A number of Wisconsinites spent 4th of July protesting for women's reproductive rights
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A large crowd of Wisconsinites spent their 4th of July holiday protesting for women's reproductive rights two weeks after Roe v. Wade was overturned. The rally started at Red Arrow Park.
The rally was hosted by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
"We are here protesting the turnover of Roe v. Wade. We believe that by criminalizing abortion, that it's going to ultimately affect the Black and Brown communities the most and this is a form of political repression," said organizer Carly Klein.
For protester Kaitlyn Bonner, celebrating the 4th of July after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade didn't feel right.
"As a woman marrying another woman in August, I'm scared for what's going to happen and so I don’t feel like I'm protected by this country and I'm not going to celebrate the Fourth of July without going to a protest," said Bonner.
The protesters marched two miles from Red Arrow Park to the federal courthouse and back.