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News code: 26385
Published Date: Monday 8 October 2018 - 15:09:34
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Nearly 200 people arrested during protest against Kavanaugh’s confirmation

Nearly 200 people arrested during protest against Kavanaugh’s confirmation
World  - Nearly 200 protesters were arrested on the steps of Capitol Hill after the US Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice despite allegations of sexual assault against him.

The demonstrations on Saturday were the latest in a series of protests against Kavanaugh at the Capitol and across the United States, press tv reported.

The protesters carried signs that read "Cancel Kavanaugh" and chanted "We believe survivors."

"The Supreme Court should be the most fit people in the land, the most fit lawyers, the best, the brightest, not people who hide their financial dealings, not people who lie under oath, and certainly not people who assault women and then lie about it and try to cover it up. I'm here for that, I'm here for the truth," said one of the protesters.

President Donald Trump, who stood by his nominee amid the allegations and later mocked his accusers, said in a tweet that the "crowd in front of the US Supreme Court is tiny" and the "Fake News Media tries to make it look sooo big, & it's not!"

As Kavanaugh arrived at the Supreme Court to be sworn in Saturday evening, protesters moved to flood the steps of the court in opposition.

Police made a number of arrests there and removed the protesters.

Kavanaugh, 53, was accused by California research psychologist Christina Blasey Ford of sexual assault in high school. The accusation, which Kavanaugh adamantly rejected under oath, nearly derailed his confirmation in the Senate.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by a very narrow margin of 50 to 48, putting an end to a bitter battle that has further divided the country along partisan lines.

 

News Code: 26385
Published Date: Monday 8 October 2018 - 15:09:34
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