Anti-abortion activist spotted CLIMBING up the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco without a harness
Anti-abortion activist is arrested after CLIMBING all 61 floors of the 1,070ft tall Salesforce Tower in San Francisco without a safety harness
- Madison DesChamps, a pro-life activist, climbed up the tower’s 61 floors on Tuesday morning
- He was arrested by police once he reached the roof of the building
- He appeared to be wearing a spiderman t-shirt, labelling himself the ‘pro-life Spiderman’
- DesChamps climbed the building in protest to Roe vs Wade being overturned by the Supreme Court on Monday evening
An anti-abortion activist, who describes himself as the ‘pro-life Spiderman’, has been arrested after being spotted climbing the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco without a harness.
Police said witnesses alerted officers at around 9:21 a.m. on Tuesday to notify them that Madison DesChamps was gradually making his way up the the city’s tallest tower.
Officers placed DesChamps in custody once he climbed 61 floors and reached the tower’s roof. He appeared to only be wearing a hoodie, as several office workers inside the tower recorded footage of the climber reaching their floors without any climbing gear.
Multiple sources claim that DesChamps is an experienced rock climber and that he wanted to climb the tower to ‘put a doctor behind bars,’ as well as raise at least a million dollars for charities advocating against abortion rights, according to several news outlets.
The climb comes less than a day after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, which legalized abortion in the U.S. since 1973.
Streets in the surrounding area have been shut by police, who is also asking people to stay away from the building.
Throughout his journey to the top, DesChamps filmed himself on Instagram.
Madison DesChamps climbed up the entirety of the Salesforce tower without a harness in protest to the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe vs Wade on Tuesday morning
The Salesforce Tower has never been climbed up before, with DesChamps being the first person to climbs all of its 61 floors