Photos: Protesters flock to Capitol Hill to protest Supreme Court nominee

Media Credit: Margaret Wroblewski | Hatchet Photographer

Freshman Owen Hall stands in the rain after being arrested protesting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault, Thursday.

Protests dominated Capitol Hill throughout the week as Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination played out.

Monday, Thursday and Friday all saw major mobilizations inside the Hart Senate Office Building and in front of the Supreme Court, with hundreds arrested over the course of the week.

Protesters occupied offices of senators they believed could be persuaded to vote against Kavanaugh Monday. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault and answering questions, which ignited another round of protests. The next day, thousands of demonstrators returned to continue messages of support for Ford and condemn senators who pushed along his nomination process.

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Protesters leave the Hart Senate Office Building with their firsts raised, as part of a walkout in protest of the Supreme Court nominee.

Aaron Schwartz | Staff Photographer

Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour leads a walkout in protest of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Eric Lee | Hatchet Photographer

Women’s March Organizer Tamika Mallory speaks in front of the Supreme Court in protest of the nominee.

Aaron Schwartz | Staff Photographer

Bob Bland, who created and co-chaired the 2017 Women’s March, speaks on the Supreme Court steps.

Eric Lee | Hatchet Photographer

A female protester dressed as a character from “The Handmaid’s Tale” in front of the Supreme Court Thursday.

Graeme Sloan | Contributing Photo Editor

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to a crowd of reporters and protesters.

Graeme Sloan | Contributing Photo Editor

Supporters of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination rally outside of the Hart Senate Office Building before Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony began Thursday.

Jack Borowiak | Staff Photographer

Protesters in front of the Capitol hold their signs in the air.

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Supporters of Judge Brett Kavanaugh listen to speakers at a rally before the hearing began.

Margaret Wroblewski | Hatchet Photographer

Protesters block the street in front of the Supreme Court in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s ongoing testimony Thursday.

Margaret Wroblewski | Hatchet Photographer

A rose discarded on the ground at the end of Thursday’s protests in front of the Supreme Court.

Graeme Sloan | Contributing Photo Editor

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to protesting faith leaders before entering the hearing room for a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Graeme Sloan | Contributing Photo Editor

Capitol Police officers pull rape whistles out of the mouths of protesters before arresting them outside of a senate hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Graeme Sloan | Contributing Photo Editor

Capitol Police surround and arrest a group of about 20 protesters who refused to leave when ordered to do so outside of a hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Graeme Sloan | Contributing Photo Editor

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., backed up by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks to a crowd gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court to protest hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

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