Model Emily Ratajkowski was also detained.
05 Octubre 2018 11:26
by Harry Davies
More than 300 demonstrators have been arrested, including comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski, during a sit-in at a Senate office building.
Protesters had congregated to call for senators to reject the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
A vital Senate ballot is expected today before the final vote on Saturday. Kavanaugh was given a boost when Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, whose votes are crucial to the nomination, said they were satisfied by an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations.
In one final bid to convince critics and uncertain Senators, Kavanaugh wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal where he accepted he “might have been too emotional” during his surprisingly aggressive Senate appearance.
Among those in attendance at the demonstration were survivors of sexual assault who shouted “We believe Dr Christine Blasey Ford,” and the other women who had come forward with their allegations.