101 individuals had been arrested in Washington D.C. on Friday, police stated, amid a contentious affirmation course of for Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Police, in a Friday night information launch, stated they reported to “a number of cases of illegal demonstration actions” all through the day.
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Dozens of individuals had been charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding, together with 78 who had been arrested within the Senate workplace buildings. 16 males had been arrested on First Avenue between East Capitol Avenue and Maryland Avenue, NE, police stated.
Six different individuals within the Senate Gallery had been arrested and charged with illegal conduct, police stated.
Moreover, officers arrested a lady within the Dirksen Senate Workplace Constructing, who was subsequently charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding, in addition to possession of marijuana, police stated.
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Police introduced the arrests hours after Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va – each thought of key lawmakers wanted to verify Kavanaugh – introduced that they supposed to vote in favor of his appointment to the Supreme Court docket.
Kavanaugh’s nomination to the nation’s highest courtroom has turn out to be notably controversial in latest weeks after three ladies come ahead with allegations of sexual misconduct. The primary accusation got here from Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed Kavanaugh assaulted her at a celebration in highschool.
Kavanaugh has vehemently disputed the allegations made in opposition to him.
A last affirmation vote on his nomination is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Fox Information’ Chad Pergram and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.