ABC Roasted for Showing AOC, Omar in ‘Handcuffs’

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ABC News became the target of online mockery on Tuesday for using deceptive images that purportedly depict Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in handcuffs.

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On Tuesday, multiple Democratic lawmakers were briefly detained — or, more accurately, led away by officers — because they refused to comply with law enforcement orders to stop blocking traffic outside the Supreme Court.

The lawmakers were participating in a pro-abortion protest.

When ABC News tweeted about the incident, the news outlet used photos of Ocasio-Cortez and Omar that showed the lawmakers with their hands behind their backs as they were led away by police officers. The images thus suggest the lawmakers were placed in handcuffs and formally arrested.

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