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Protesters speak out as Kavanaugh hearing begins

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Supporters of Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, gathered in Washington, D.C. They wore shirts reading “I am a survivor,” “outraged and unafraid” and other phrases associated with the #MeToo movement. Ford shared her experience of the alleged assault with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning. (Michael Walsh/Yahoo News)

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Protesters stand after being detained during a rally against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)


A protester stands after being detained during a rally against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)


Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the streets outside on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the streets outside on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the streets outside on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the streets outside on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the streets outside on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


Protestors gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, DC, in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


People gather outside of the Dirksen Senate Office building to listen, on a cellphone through a bullhorn, to Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Cliff Owen/AP)


Protesters rally before a hearing where Christine Blasey Ford will testify about an accusation that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)


Protesters rally before a hearing where Christine Blasey Ford will testify about an accusation that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 in Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)


Demonstrators hugs as they protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a vocal critic of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over the sexual harassment allegations made against him, greets womens’ rights activists in the Hart Senate Office Building as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, his accuser, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Protestors gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C., in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Pro-Kavanaugh supporters gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as Christine Blasey Ford testifies at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


People gather outside of the Dirksen Senate Office door to listen, on a cellphone through a bullhorn, to Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Cliff Owen/AP)


Protestors gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C., in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Women supporters of Christine Blasey Ford demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Cliff Owen/AP)


Demonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protests at the Hart US Senate office building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Protesters in the Hart Senate Office Building gather on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C., in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo: Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images)


Protesters opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh gather in the Hart Senate Office Building in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before she testifies in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)


Demonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protest at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protests at the Hart US Senate office building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protests at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protest at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images)


A protester wears a piece of tape over her mouth as she stands inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP)


Protesters gather on September 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C., in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo: Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images)


Women supporters of Christine Blasey Ford demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Cliff Owen/AP)


Protesters gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C., in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo: Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images)


Actress Alyssa Milano talks to the media after she arrived for the Senate Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, with Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)


Protesters gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C., in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo: Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images)