'Full House' star Jodie Sweetin was thrown to the ground by LAPD during freeway protest for abortion rights

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  • "Full House" star Jodie Sweetin was thrown to the ground by an LAPD officer during an abortion rights protest Saturday.

  • Photographer Michael Ade, who shared the video, said Sweetin had been trying "to lead a group of peaceful protestors away from the freeway."

  • Sweetin told People that she was OK and that she was "proud" of the people who showed up to protest.

Los Angeles Police Department officers shoved Jodie Sweetin onto the ground of a freeway in Los Angeles on Saturday during an abortion rights protest, video shows.

The "Full House" and "Fuller House" star, wearing all black with a black backpack, can be seen in a video of the incident with a megaphone in hand when a couple of LAPD officers shove her to the ground.

Protesters can be heard yelling "Jodie, you good?" and  "What the f*** is wrong with you guys?"

Sweetin is then picked up and the crowd immediately begins to chant "no justice, no peace."

 

Michael Ade, the journalist and photographer who shared the video, said Sweetin had been attempting to "lead a group of peaceful protestors away from the freeway" and called Sweetin the "definition of a real one."

The LAPD told People in a statement they were aware of the video and that the "force used will be evaluated against the LAPD's policy and procedure."

A representative for Sweetin told People the star is OK, and Sweetin said she was "proud" of everyone who showed up to protest.

"Our activism will continue until our voices are heard and action is taken," Sweetin told People in a statement. "This will not deter us, we will continue fighting for our rights. We are not free until ALL of us are free."

After the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion, protesters gathered across the country in opposition to the ruling.

The LAPD and Sweetin did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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