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Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters Swarm Susan Collins’ Office, 46 Arrested

 

Updated 5:42 p.m. | Chants of “hell no, Kavanaugh” and “we believe Dr. Ford” echoed through the halls outside Sen. Susan Collins’ Capitol Hill office, where hundreds of protesters gathered Monday to call for the Maine Republican to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 

“We came down here to say that she needs to listen to women,” said Marie Follayttar, executive director of Mainers for Accountable Leadership. 

According to Capitol Police, 46 people were arrested for “unlawful demonstration” in the Dirksen office building. In addition, 82 people were arrested during a protest in the Russell rotunda. 

Several women have come forward accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault, which has stalled his confirmation process. One of the women, Christine Blasey Ford, is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.