Protests in Washington Before Probable Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh

Protests in Washington Before Probable Confirmation: “We are going to go out to the streets as many times as this is a shame for our country, Kavanaugh is a liar,” said Patrice Green, a 37-year-old woman who arrived in the US capital from neighboring Maryland.

Protests in Washington
“Why is there so much injustice in the judicial system?” Says one of the posters held by women who protest against the possible confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

Hundreds of people protested Saturday in Washington over the probable confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, the judge chosen by President Donald Trump for the Supreme Court, in the midst of the controversy generated by alleged sexual abuse that the magistrate allegedly committed decades ago.

The demonstrators gathered early in the morning around the National Capitol, where this afternoon the US Senate will decide whether or not to confirm the candidacy of Kavanaugh, accused in recent weeks of alleged sexual abuse against at least three women.

Another large group gathered in front of the headquarters of the US Supreme Court, located one block from the parliamentary building.

“We are going to go out to the streets as many times as this is a shame for our country, Kavanaugh is a liar,” said Efe Patrice Green, a 37-year-old woman who arrived in the US capital from the neighboring state of Maryland.

The nearly 500 people who gathered today in these emblematic buildings to complain about the probable confirmation of the magistrate carried banners with messages such as “Kavanaugh is not in the condition to serve (in the Supreme)” or “We believe in the survivors”, in reference to the presumed victims of the judge.

Kavanaugh has been at the center of debate in the United States after psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford argued that the Supreme Court candidate abused her in 1982.

Ford’s allegations were followed by those of two other women, which caused the senators to press Trump for the FBI to investigate the allegations and issue a confidential report on Thursday.

Despite last-minute allegations and doubts about what moderate senators will vote for, all indications are that Kavanaugh will enter the high court after reaping the backing he needed in the Upper House.

A few hours after the final vote, Trump insisted on emphasizing that Kavanaugh is a “very good man”.

“Women for Kavanaugh and many others who support this very good man will concentrate on Capitol Hill (the area near the US Capitol) waiting for the vote between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm It’s a beautiful thing to see,” Trump noted on his official Twitter account.

In recent days, the US Capitol Police have arrested more than 400 people for “protesting illegally” in several nearby places in the area, such as inside the Hart building, where there are offices of senators.

 

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