Abortion rights activists to protest in central Phoenix week after overturning of Roe v. Wade

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One week after the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, protests in central Phoenix continue.

The Party for Socialism and Liberation in Phoenix announced a protest will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the state Capitol.

On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court nullified federal abortion protections and Phoenix crowds turned out in the thousands to rally against the decision.

Three nights of protests were met with tear gas, flashbangs and arrests. On June 25, crews installed fencing along the perimeter of the state Capitol buildings.

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A smaller gathering on Tuesday was forced to march around the Capitol's perimeter, since the fencing deterred them from protesting directly by the buildings.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Abortion rights activists plan central Phoenix protest