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Nationwide anti-Kavanaugh protests intensify

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Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday as US Supreme Court justice following the closest such Senate vote in more than a century, marking a major win for President Donald Trump’s drive to move the country’s political institutions to the right.

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh as protesters rallied across the country against a nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct as a young man and had questions raised over his candor and partisan rhetoric. (AFP)

Here’s a look at protests taking place around the nation.

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A protester sits on the lap of “Lady Justice” on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building as demonstrators storm the steps and doors of the Supreme Court while Judge Brett Kavanaugh is being sworn in as an Associate Justice of the court inside on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)


As dusk falls, groups including “Sing Out Louise,” of New York City, front in pink, and Herndon Reston Indivisible, of northern Virginia, protest the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, outside of the White House in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)


Police move activists as they protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)


A woman covers her month as a man kneels down and prays as activists occupy the foyer of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court October 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Demonstrators opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh protest on the East Front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


Women stand in silent protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court building after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)


U.S. Capitol Police arrest hundreds of protesters after they occupied the center steps of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol to demonstrate against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Oct, 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Alessandra Mondolfi joins fellow protesters against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh demonstrate at the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo: Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images)


Hundreds of protesters occupy the center steps of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol after breaking through barricades to demonstrate against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh October 06, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


A demonstrator holds up a Trump sign that reads “SEX OFFENDER” during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, outside of the Supreme Court, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh block the office of Senator Jeff Flakes, Republican of Arizona, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Protesters begin to gather outside the Supreme Court to rally against the confirmation of associate justice nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Oct. 06, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Demonstrators opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gather in the office of Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


Protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh chant outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5, 2018. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators gather outside the Senate office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)


Activists rally inside the Senate Hart Office Building during a protest in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and in support of Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1982, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 4, 2018. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters)


Comedian Amy Schumer (L) is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh October 4, 2018 at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senators had an opportunity to review a new FBI background investigation into accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh and Republican leaders are moving to have a vote on his confirmation this weekend. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


A protester dressed as a character from the novel-turned-TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale” walks into the Senate Hart building during a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 4, 2018. – Top Republicans voiced confidence Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the US Supreme Court this weekend, as they asserted that an FBI probe had found nothing to support sex assault allegations against Donald Trump’s nominee.”Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed on Saturday,” Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters. (Photo: Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)


Women hold a protest in front of Trump Tower in New York on Oct. 4, 2018 against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)


Activists shout slogans during a protest October 4, 2018 at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Activists are rallying in protest against Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Terry Swann protests against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Phoenix. (Photo: Matt York/AP)


Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was halted for less than a week so that FBI investigators could look into allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


Protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gather at Hart Atrium on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)


Protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gather outside the office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo: Rachel D’Oro/AP)


Protesters are arrested by Capitol Hill Police in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)


Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski (C) and actress and comedian Amy Schumer (R) join the Brett Kavanaugh U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Protest in front of the Supreme Court on October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage)


Protesters opposed to Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh take over the atrium of the Hart Senatre Office Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Capitol Police were on the scene arresting protesters. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)


Activists rally inside the Senate Hart Office Building during a protest in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and in support for Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1982, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 4, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)


Senate staffers watch from their offices as police begin to arrest protesters opposed to Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh take in the atrium of the Hart Senatre Office Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)


Capitol Police move in to arrest protesters opposed to Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the atrium of the Hart Senatre Office Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)


An activist holds up a sign that reads “Devil’s Triangle” during a rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Activists staged a rally to protest against Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Demonstrators protest US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh near the US Capitol on October 4, 2018, in Washington, DC. – Top Republicans voiced confidence Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the US Supreme Court this weekend, as they asserted that an FBI probe had found nothing to support sex assault allegations against Donald Trump’s nominee.”Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed on Saturday,” Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)


Two women hold hands as demonstrators protest US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh near the US Capitol on October 4, 2018, in Washington, DC. – Top Republicans voiced confidence Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the US Supreme Court this weekend, as they asserted that an FBI probe had found nothing to support sex assault allegations against Donald Trump’s nominee.”Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed on Saturday,” Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters.(Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)


Activists rally inside the Senate Hart Office Building during a protest in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 4, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)


Activists march during a rally in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)


An activist costumed as U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds prop beer cans as activists gather for a protest march and rally in opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination outside the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., October 4, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)


People demonstrate against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in front of a giant ”Baby Trump” balloon during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence on Oct. 2, 2018 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/VW pics via ZUMA Wire)


Activists take part in a protest against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/ AFP/Getty Images)


Women attend a rally and vigil in front of a Brooklyn court house calling to stop the nomination of Republican Supreme court candidate Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Oct. 3, 2018 in New York City. The rally, which was organized by MoveOn, attracted over 100 men and women who demanded an end to sexual violence and for politicians to reject Kavanaugh. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continues an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh as both supporters of the nominee and opponents are making their voices heard throughout country. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


While dressed as a character from the book ”The Handmaid’s Tale,” Monica Veillet, of Deer Park, demonstrates against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 2, 2018 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/VW pics via ZUMA Wire)