Police fired volleys of teargas to disperse pro-choice protesters outside the state capitol building in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday night.
Video posted on social media appears to show officers firing teargas through the windows.
“Troopers deployed tear gas after a crowd of protesters repeatedly pounded on the glass doors of the State Senate Building,” Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bart Graves told CNN.
Several protests have been held across the US since the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing the right to abortions.
According to The Arizona Republic, some protesters were seen battering the glass walls and doors of the Capitol. One smashed a window, after which officials declared the assembly unlawful, the newspaper said.
Bart Graves told the local KTAR News radio station that one person was arrested. He added that several doors of the Arizona Senate building were damaged, and memorials were vandalized in Wesley Bolin Plaza.