WATCH: Pandemonium In TX Senate Chamber As Abortion Bill Protesters Take Over

There was an extraordinary scene overnight in the Texas state Senate as a packed gallery of pro-choice protesters showed their support for state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who led a filibuster aimed at derailing what would have been the toughest abortion measure in the country.

Although the bill ultimately died anyway, Davis’ filibuster ended with a point of order ruling shortly after 10 p.m. The ruling prompted the protesters to stage their own “gallery filibuster,” cheering and chanting for more than ten minutes. 

The video below, via the Texas Tribune, captures 30 seconds of the cheering:



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