WASHINGTON – U.S. Capitol Police announced on Thursday that it arrested more than 300 Kavanaugh protesters. They were taken into custody for “unlawfully demonstrating” in the senate office building for their protests in opposition of 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.
Moreover, 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, reported The Hill.
“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.
WATCH: Chaos at the US Capitol… https://t.co/VK3SS3Mumu
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The protests occurred a week after Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her decades old allegations regarding the Supreme Court nominee.
Hence, Kavanaugh has fiercely denied all accusations.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Thursday that an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh showed no corroboration to Kavanaugh’s claims.
Predictably, Democrats railed against the report over the scope of the investigation even though it’s the seventh time Kavanaugh’s background has been examined.
LIVE: Police have moved in to detain and remove protesters from large protest on Capitol Hill. https://t.co/9zqegHtEWw
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The protestors in Washington D.C., began their demonstration at the nearby E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse. The discontent lot later 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 Schumer, were among those arrested.
Capitol Police Begin Arresting 300 Protesters Staging Senate Sit-In — Including Comedian Amy Schumer https://t.co/xqRz5LG35X
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 4, 2018
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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.” Furthermore, several unfurled a large banner that read, “We believe all survivors.”