Kavanaugh protesters flood onto the steps of Capitol

Scores of protesters broke through barriers in front of the east steps of the Capitol on Saturday, just hours before the Senate was poised to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Protesters chanted "We do not consent," "We are strong," "Shame" and "We
are not afraid" while waiving anti-Kavanaugh signs. Capitol Police proceeded to arrest dozens of people who broke through the barriers.

The Senate is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh on Saturday afternoon after several undecided senators announced their support for his nomination on Friday.

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Kavanaugh has faced a turbulent confirmation process following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct going back to his days in high school in the early 1980s. He has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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