A group of topless protesters rushed on the court during the WNBA game between the New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx at Barclays Center on Tuesday night.
The protestors stormed the court with signs that supported the Roe v. Wade.
They also come weeks after news of the US Supreme Court’s potential overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.
The organization, Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights took credit with pictures following the game saying in a tweet “This was the audience we wanted. We aren’t protesting to change the hearts & minds of woman-hating fascists. No. We are calling on those who can stop the overturning of #RoeVWade: THE MILLIONS of ppl who support #abortionrights. YOU! No business as usual. Shut the country down!”
The women who protested on the court were escorted out by security, but no charges were filed by the NYPD.
Other Protests in Sports
The Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights group also made themselves known in the Mets-Dodgers series over the weekend in Los Angeles.
Other protests have happened on the basketball court as well. A playoff game between the Grizzlies and Timberwolves was paused after a woman had chained herself to the basket.
The French Open also had a protestor tie herself to the net before security removed her.
The unrest did not stop New York Liberty were able to blow out the Minnesota Lynx 88-69. Their next game is against the Indiana Fever on Friday.