WASHINGTON — Police arrested at least 300 demonstrators Thursday evening in Washington as protests against would-be Supreme Court associate justice Brett Kavanaugh rocked the nation’s capital.
Demonstrators first gathered outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse where the judge works, on Pennsylvania Avenue near Capitol Hill. From there, protesters marched to the Supreme Court where many chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho…Kavanaugh has got to go!”
Later, scores of protesters filled the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.
Capitol Police arrested at least 300 demonstrators, most of them on disorderly conduct charges.
Among those arrested were actresse Amy Schumer and actress/model Emily Ratajowski. Schumer was videotaped being asked by an officer if she wished to be arrested and she replied in the affirmative before being led away.
Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018