“Full House” actress Jodie Sweetin was pushed to the ground on Saturday by police trying to stop abortion rights protesters from marching on the US-101 freeway in Los Angeles, her publicist Jessica Cohen told CNN.
The protesters had tried to march up the Broadway Avenue off-ramp onto the freeway, according to a tweet from the Los Angeles Police Department.
LAPD officers had blocked the off-ramp and video of the incident shows police pushing protesters trying to march past them and striking at least one person with their batons.
Photojournalist Michael Ade told CNN he saw Sweetin talking to police and trying to steer the protesters away from the off-ramp.
“I don’t think many people knew who she was,” Ade told CNN.
She was wearing a black shirt with the words “stay outraged” on the front, her publicist said. She also had a megaphone.
Ade said he stopped shooting video to take a few photographs and started recording again just as she was pushed from behind and fell to the ground.
Sweetin got back up and continued protesting -- leading a chant of “no justice, no peace.”
“She shook off the shove as if it didn’t happen and got back to demonstrating,” Ade said.
Ade said the protesters started to march off of the off-ramp at that point.
The LAPD said in a statement that it was reviewing the incident.
“The LAPD is aware of a video clip of a woman being pushed to the ground by officers not allowing the group to enter on foot and overtake the 101 freeway. The force used will be evaluated against the LAPD's policy and procedure.
As the nation continues to wrestle with the latest Supreme Court decision, the Los Angeles Police Department will continue to facilitate 1st Amendment rights, while protecting life and property,” the statement said.
Sweetin praised the protesters in a statement released by her publicist.
“I’m extremely proud of the hundreds of people who showed up yesterday to exercise their First Amendment rights and take immediate action to peacefully protest the giant injustices that have been delivered from our Supreme Court. Our activism will continue until our voices are heard and action is taken. This will not deter us, we will continue fighting for our rights. We are not free until ALL of us are free,” the statement said.