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More than 50 protesters opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court have been arrested on Capitol Hill.
The protesters on Thursday swarmed a range of Senate offices, including those of Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a key Republican swing vote.
Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford decades ago when the two were in high school. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.
The protesters chanted, in part: “We believe Christine Ford!”
Twenty-three people were arrested Thursday morning for unlawful demonstrations. They were charged with violating the Washington, D.C., law that makes it illegal to obstruct the entrances and passageways of public buildings.
U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said an additional 33 people were arrested Thursday afternoon on the same charge.
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