Rally at the courthouse
June 23, 2022
Around 80 demonstrators gathered at the Petersburg Court House on the evening of Friday, June 24th, 2022 holding signs that read "abortion is healthcare," "we will not go back," and "keep your laws off my body." They cheered as passing cars honked in solidarity then proceeded to march through downtown Petersburg chanting "My body, my choice!"
The rally was a response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier in the day which overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right.