Capitol Police make over 300 arrests during anti-Kavanaugh protests

Greg Nash

U.S. Capitol Police announced on Thursday that it arrested more than 300 people for “unlawfully demonstrating” in the Senate office buildings for their protests in opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

In a statement, the police said that 293 people were arrested and charged with Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding at the Hart Senate Office Building. 

{mosads}An additional nine people were arrested and charged with Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding for protesting on the fourth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

“The individuals arrested are being processed on site and released,” the statement read. “At this time, we are unable to confirm the names of those arrested due to the large number being processed.”

The announcement came after hundreds of people descended on Capitol Hill to protest Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation. 

The protests occurred a week after Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. 

Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the accusation.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Thursday that an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh showed no corroboration to Ford’s claims. 

But Democrats have railed against the report over the scope of the investigation. 

The protesters in Washington D.C., began their demonstration at the nearby E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in the early afternoon and marched over to the Supreme Court.

They then made their way to the Senate office building. Actress and comedian Amy Schumer and actress Emily Ratajkowski, who was spotted next to Schumer, were among those arrested. 

Protesters donned T-shirts with phrases like “believe women” and “love over war.” They also held signs that said “unfit to serve,” “sham process, sham court,” and “make integrity great again.”

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