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Brett Kavanaugh protests: Over 100 arrested on Capitol Hill, police say

Posted at 9:30 AM, Oct 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 11:30:07-04

Capitol Police said Friday that 101 people were arrested for unlawful demonstrations in Capitol Hill buildings as two key swing senators said they would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, all but assuring him the Supreme Court seat.

Friday’s arrests capped off days of protests, including a large demonstration Thursday that led to over 300 arrests.

According to Capitol Police, 78 people were arrested in Senate office buildings, 16 were arrested outside, six in the Senate gallery and one arrested in Dirksen building for demonstrating and possession of marijuana.

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters yelled “shame!” while Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters he would vote to confirm him. Manchin is the sole Democrat who said he will vote to confirm.

When Sen. Susan Collins spoke on the Senate floor to announce she would vote for his confirmation, protesters began chanting: “Vote no, show up for Maine women.”