'Full House' Star Jodie Sweetin Knocked To The Ground By Police At Pro-Choice Protest

Taylor Sakellis
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Jodie Sweetin is a beloved child star that Full House fans have grown up with since the '90s. Stephanie Tanner was a fixture in pop culture, which made her return to the franchise in the hit Netflix series Fuller House even more exciting.

Jodie has never been shy about her social justice activism, which has made her an even bigger legend in the hearts and minds of millions of fans. Unfortunately, this activism placed Jodie in a frightening situation with the police this past weekend.

On Friday, it was announced that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade.

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The landmark supreme court case, which had lasted only 49 years in the USA, was overturned. The decision to overturn the historic ruling was decided on by the Supreme Court, which consists of six men and three women.

The controversial decision sparked countless protests across the country, including one in L.A. this past weekend.

The peaceful protest soon escalated into a violent event when Full House star Jodie Sweetin was manhandled by police in riot gear.

The disturbing video, filmed by photographer Michael Ade, has gone viral in the hours following the event.

In the video, Jodie was knocked back by police before falling down the curb and tripping into the crowd.

Jodie is quick to pick herself up and continue as she's recorded re-joining the crowd in their chants while being visibly and understandably shaken up.

Jodie posted the video in tandem with the activist Instagram account The Progressives, who praised her for her boots-on-the-ground activism.

"This is hard to watch, @jodiesweetin is a great friend of ours and has been advocating a long time for progressives," they wrote. "Thank you @bellikemike for capturing this on video. #nojusticenopeace."

In response to the event, Jodie released a powerful statement to ET Canada.

"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," she said.

"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 40-year-old concluded.

I think it's safe to say we're all giving Jodie a standing ovation.

h/t: ET Canada