22 Arrested Outside Senate Building Before Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

22 Arrested Outside Senate Building Before Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Several people were arrested Monday during protests before Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings to the Supreme Court, according to The Washington Post.

Groups of people supporting Barrett’s nomination and those opposed gathered outside the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday morning, the Post reported. Contentious shouting between people in the two groups and anti-Barrett nomination protesters staged a sit-in protest at the senate building, according to the Post, before several people were arrested. (RELATED: Democrats Make Obamacare The Focal Point Of First Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS Hearing)

Eva Malecki, communications director for the U.S. Capitol Police, told the Daily Caller News Foundation: “At approximately 8:35 a.m., United States Capitol Police responded to unlawful demonstration activities outside of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.”

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Twenty-one individuals face misdemeanor charges of crowding, obstructing or incommoding, and one person faces a charge of unlawful conduct, Malecki said.

Protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., as the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett got underway.

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Protesters against Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court chanted, “Let the people decide” and a Barrett-supporting protester

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