More than 300 people were taken into custody by police on Capitol Hill after descending on a pair of Senate office buildings Thursday afternoon to protest the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
The vast majority of the arrests, 293, were a result of protests in the Hart Senate Office Building, where protesters crowded in the atrium. Loud chants could be heard throughout the building, which is structured so the hallways of each floor open up and look out onto the first floor.
Those arrested in Hart were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding, according to Capitol Police. Another nine people were arrested on the fourth floor of Dirksen Senate Office Building and charged with unlawful demonstrations.
"The individuals arrested are being processed on site and released. At this time, we are unable to confirm the names of those arrested due to the large number being processed," Capitol Police said in announcing charges against the 302 people.
One of those arrested was actress and comedian Amy Schumer, a second cousin to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.). Actress Emily Ratajkowski, who was spotted next to Schumer, was also arrested.
Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018
“Nasty grandmas unite!” one group yelled to another group as they passed each other.Emily topless dancing.
Barbara Schulman, who was arrested by Capitol police, said she was charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding while protesting inside the Hart building.
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