U.S. Capitol Police Arrest 26 People Protesting Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination

U.S. Capitol Police Arrest 26 People Protesting Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination


The U.S. Capitol Police on Thursday arrested 26 people protesting in the street against Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

FOX News reports:

Capitol Police said officers responded to what they called unlawful demonstration activities on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.

The 26 individuals were arrested for allegedly violating D.C. Code §22-1307, which prohibits “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding,” a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to 90 days.

One other person was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest, police said, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment.

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U.S. Capitol Police on Monday arrested 21 individuals for obstruction and crowding near the Dirksen Senate Office Building, as Barrett’s confirmation hearing took place.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Thursday that he has secured enough votes to confirm Barrett to the highest court in the land.

“We have the votes,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky after

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