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Thu Sep 20, 2018, 05:04 PM

Protesters arrested on Capitol Hill after Senate office demonstrations

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Updated 1929 GMT (0329 HKT) September 20, 2018



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(CNN)Protesters opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court targeted the offices of swing vote Republican senators Thursday to pressure them to vote against President Donald Trump's nominee, who is denying allegations he sexually assaulted a woman when they were both in high school in the 1980s.

About two dozen people were arrested outside the office of Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, according to a police officer on the scene.

Defiantly blocking the hallway in front of Corker's office, the protesters, representing a coalition of progressive groups, chanted, "We believe women" and "Corker vote no" as US Capitol Police removed them.

The senator was not there, his staff said.

The protesters then moved down the hall to the office of Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Maine Republican and a key vote who supported the Judiciary Committee delaying a vote on the judge to get testimony from his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford..................


Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/20/politics/congress-protests-brett-kavanaugh/index.html




Oh, I wish I could be there!!






Women's March Verified account @womensmarch
2h2 hours ago

Women are getting arrested as we chant:

“WE BELIEVE ANITA HILL!
WE BELIEVE CHRISTINE FORD!”




























Protesters opposed to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrate in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 05:14 PM

1. PATRIOTS, ALL

 

Some are referring to them as Heroes. I think that classification should be reserved for those who risk their lives to save others.

What these people are, are Patriots. Fighting for the future of this country, and providing some moral backbone.

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Thu Sep 20, 2018, 07:14 PM

2. We owe each of these brave women & I hope the images of women in zip ties spills

onto campaign ads for November. This is the divided America Putin and the KGOP have created.

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Thu Sep 20, 2018, 07:22 PM

3. I am so happy to see the patriotic men too.

They are all patriots! If I lived 3,000 miles closer to DC I would have been arrested several times by now. I can't fight in a war for my country but to me this IS war. A constitutional crisis is a call for everyone to to stand up and do everything they can to save our democracy. RESIST!RESIST!RESIST!

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Thu Sep 20, 2018, 08:24 PM

4. I'm not sure I understand

why anyone should be arrested in this situation.

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