Dozens of protesters had been arrested exterior the Supreme Court docket on Thursday, police say, the identical day that courtroom nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of a sexual assault, had been testifying on Capitol Hill.
In all, some 57 folks had been arrested and accused of collaborating in illegal demonstration actions, charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding, Capitol Police Communications Director Eva Malecki stated.
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Two others, additionally taken into custody, had been charged with crossing a police line, Malecki added.
Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for a emptiness on the nation’s highest courtroom, has been accused by three separate girls of acts of sexual misconduct. On Thursday, Ford appeared earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee to spell out her explicit allegations. Kavanaugh adopted, delivering a fierce rebuttal and denying all of the allegations beneath questioning by the panel.
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Ford alleges that Kavanaugh pressured himself on her once they had been excessive schoolers within the 1980s.
Fox Information’ Ellison Barber contributed to this report.