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Activists protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court

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More than 50 protesters opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court were arrested on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

The protesters swarmed a range of Senate offices, including those of Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Susan Collins, a key Republican swing vote.

Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford decades ago when the two were in high school. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.

The protesters chanted, in part: “We believe Christine Ford!”

Twenty-three people were arrested Thursday morning for unlawful demonstrations. They were charged with violating the Washington, D.C., law that makes it illegal to obstruct the entrances and passageways of public buildings. (AP)

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Activists chant slogans as members of the U.S. Capitol Police arrest them during a protest outside the office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sept. 20, 2018 at Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Activists protested against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


An activists wears a button in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party about 35 years ago, during a protest Sept. 20, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Protesters opposed to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, occupy the office of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in the Hart Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Activists walk through the Heart Senate Office Building to the office of Republican US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley during protests against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Sept. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Capitol Police arrest activists outside the office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) during protests against Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Sept. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


A protester is arrested during a demonstration in opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and in support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, on Capitol Hill in Washington,Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters)


Protesters opposed to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, occupy the office of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in the Hart Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Activists rally outside the office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), during protests against Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Sept. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Protesters opposed to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrate in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Activists walk through the Heart Senate Office Building to the office of Republican US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley during protests against Supre Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Sept. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Members of the U.S. Capitol Police arrest activists during a protest outside the office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sept. 20, 2018 at Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Jessica Lusty of Washington, right, holds a sign with young activists opposed to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrate in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Members of the press wait for Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY) to hold a press conference on Capitol Hill in support of an investigation into the sexual assault allegations by Christine Blasey against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sept. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Protesters voice their opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters)


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joined at rear by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, holds a letter of support from alumnae from the Holton-Arms School, the Maryland all-girls school that Christine Blasey Ford attended in the early 1980s, who is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual attack, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Holton-Arms School alumna Alexis Goldstein (L) holds up a “Don’t Mess’ T-shirt as she delivers a letter signed by Holton-Arms alumnae in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party about 35 years ago, as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (R) looks on Sept. 20, 2018 at Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Activists attempt to deliver a letter in support of Christine Blasey Ford to Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-WV) staff during protests against Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Sept. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, flanked by Sarah Burgess, left, an alumnae of the Holton Arms School, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, is applauded by demonstrators as they arrive to speak to reporters in support of professor Christine Blasey Ford, who is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual attack, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Christine Blasey Ford was a student at the Holton Arms School, a Maryland all-girls school, in the early 1980s. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Protesters are arrested during a demonstration in opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters)


#KremlinAnnex protesters place a sign referring to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of a 1982 sexual assault, and spell out the word “AMORAL” on the 66th consecutive day of their demonstration outside the White House in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)