About 300 anti-Kavanaugh protesters arrested at Senate building in DC

October 04, 2018 - 4:12 pm

WASHINGTON (AP/1010 WINS) -- About 3,000 demonstrators have gathered outside the Supreme Court to protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the nation's highest court.

Capitol Police have begun arresting about 300 protesters who staged a sit-in on the floor of a Senate office building's atrium.

Actresses Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer were among the protesters, and according to multiple reports, including TMZ, Schumer was detained and arrested. Schumer was asked by an officer if she wanted to be arrested, and she said yes, while holding a "We Believe Anita Hill" sign. 

At a signal from organizers, the group began holding up signs and chanting. Others who were watching on upper floors unfurled banners that said ``we believe Christine Ford.''

She's the California college professor who testified last week at a Senate hearing that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh also testified and denied the allegations.

As police started to empty the Senate office building's atrium, those protesters willing to be arrested sat down and began loudly chanting. Police have surrounded the protesters and are leading them off a few at a time wearing plastic cuffs