Because the dramatic listening to with Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the girl who accused him of sexual assault, obtained underway, tons of of protesters clashed on Capitol Hill – shutting down roads.
Demonstrators gathered outdoors the Dirksen Senate Workplace Constructing Thursday, the place the listening to is being held. Some stood silently lining stairwells within the Senate constructing whereas others clogged elevators.
By Thursday afternoon, protesters started gathering on the street on Capitol Hill, blocking the street. United States Capitol introduced the closure of First St. NE between Structure Ave. NE and East Capitol St. NE Thursday as further officers gathered.
Many feminine protesters wore teal, which has been designated as the colour for sexual assault consciousness and prevention.
Holding indicators that learn, “We Consider Dr. Ford,” a couple of protesters additionally gathered outdoors the Supreme Court docket constructing Thursday morning.
Organizers behind the Girls’s March deliberate a “direct motion” Thursday morning within the Hart Senate Constructing in help of Ford, who’s testifying about allegations that Kavanaugh assaulted her throughout a drunken highschool occasion many years in the past.
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Conservative teams in help of Kavanaugh additionally deliberate counter-protesters round Capitol Hill Thursday. A coalition of conservative ladies’s teams deliberate an “I Stand With Brett” rally close to the Russell Senate Workplace Constructing. A whole lot of scholars from Liberty College had been slated to journey from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Washington, D.C., to publicly present help for the federal appeals decide, too.
Kavanuagh’s affirmation listening to earlier this month was marred by dozens of protesters interrupting the listening to even earlier than Ford’s allegation turned public.
Fox Information’ Guerin Hays, Griff Jenkins, Chad Pergram and The Related Press contributed to this report.