More than 100 abortion rights supporters mounted an act of civil disobedience here Thursday to protest the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.

Sporting green bandannas, protesters marched several blocks behind a banner emblazoned with "We Won't Back Down," before arriving at an intersection near the Supreme Court building in Washington, where they sat down on the road.

The US Capitol Police said they arrested 181 people, including Congresswoman Judy Chu, a California Democrat.