Capitol Police Arrests Over 300 during Anti-Kavanaugh ProtestsTop Stories

October 05, 2018 06:58
Capitol Police Arrests Over 300 during Anti-Kavanaugh Protests

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The United States Capitol Police arrested 302 people for protesting in the Senate office buildings against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, a Supreme Court nominee judge, who is accused of alleged sexual abuse.

In a statement, the police said that 293 people were arrested on Thursday for "unlawfully demonstrating" in the buildings and another nine for "crowding, obstructing, and incommoding", reports Efe news.

Among those arrested were actress Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski. "Bravery is contagious," "Stop Kavanaugh,", "Kavanaugh has to go," and "We don't want rapists in court", were the most recurring slogans during the march.

The three women, including Christine Blasey Ford, an American professor of psychology at Palo Alto University accused Kavanaugh of sexual abuse by three. Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week, saying she was 100 percent certain that the Supreme Court nominee tried to rape her in 1982.

The Senate, in which the Republican have a narrow 51-49 majority, is due to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation on Saturday. The party, however, requires a plain majority of 51 votes in the Senate for its judicial nomination to be approved.

-Sowmya Sangam

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