As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his sexual assault accuser Professor Catherine Blasey Ford testified before the senate, hundreds of activists rallied inside and outside Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. on Thursday.
A few hundred protesters gathered at the Hart Senate Office Building before marching to the Supreme Court. Activists carried out a sit-in on the street in front of the court building. Police intervened and made close to 60 arrests.
Senator Elizabeth Warren briefly joined the protest, explaining that “if he believes what he says, he should want an investigation.”
Kavanaugh’s nomination is under threat after being accused of sexual assaulting Ford at a high school party in the 1980s. On September 23, a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself while at a college party.
He strongly denies the allegations and called the confirmation process a “disgrace”.
The Senate Judiciary Committee must vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation before it goes to the Senate for a vote.