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World News: Protests continue across US voice anger over SCOTUS ruling Updated: 2022-06-27 09:38:14 KST


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Protests continued over the weekend across the U.S., following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to have an abortion.
The ruling was made in a 6 to 3 conservative majority vote, and will likely see more than half of U.S. states implement or consider a ban on abortion.
Speaking in the wake of the ruling on Sunday, leading Democratic women Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on President Joe Biden and Congress to protect abortion rights by using federal land, as a safe haven for those who wish to have an abortion.
The measure could be used in states that ban or severely restrict the practice.
Going further, Senator Warren added that the Supreme Court has lost its legitimacy and needs more justices.


" I believe we need to get some confidence back in our court, and that means we need more justices on the United States Supreme Court"

Meanwhile, celebrities have had their say on the landmark decision, with Marvel star Chris Hemsworth saying it is a massive step backwards, while singers Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen performed a song at the Glastonbury Music Festival in response to the ruling.

22 young adults have been found dead at a nightclub in South Africa in the southeastern town of East London.
Local authorities said residents reported finding the bodies on Sunday morning at Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park, following end of school year celebrations.
The cause of the deaths is still under investigation, with experts carrying out toxicology tests to see if the victims were poisoned, as they carried no visible wounds.
Speaking during his trip to the G7 summit, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa voiced his condolences over the incident.

The weekend saw annual Pride parades take place across the world from Mexico City to Paris and Toronto
But pride celebrations planned in Turkiye's Istanbul came to a halt as authorities blocked hundreds of people from gathering for the city parade on Sunday, while dozens more were arrested.
This comes after local officials banned the march again this year, in light of a toughened stance on LGBTQ freedoms by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Meanwhile a deadly shooting took place in the early hours of Saturday in and nearby a gay bar in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
The incident came just ahead of the city's annual Pride festival, and is being investigated as a terrorist attack.
Two people were killed and 21 wounded in the shooting, not long before the start of the Oslo Pride Parade.
Police in Norway say they're investigating it as a terrorist incident because of the number of dead and injured.
The suspect is a Norwegian citizen of Iranian descent who was caught at the scene.
The Pride parade was officially canceled, but hundreds of people demonstrated near the scene later in the day.

As many football leagues take their summer break, Poland is offering avid football fans another kind of tournament: The Swampions League.
The event, named after the Champions League, took place over two days on Saturday and Sunday.
Poland's northeast city of Korycin, hosted teams from Poland and Ukraine for the annual muddy competition.
Now in it's sixth year, the event saw six women's and 22 men's teams take part.
The event's organizer said the contest can help people decompress and shows that even in dark times, life can be normal.
Swamp football's origins are believed to come from Finland, as a way to improve the stamina of soldiers, as well as athletes.

Matthew Ashley, Arirang News.
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