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Protesters gather at Capitol ahead of Senate vote on Kavanaugh

A large crowd has gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Pumping their fists and carrying signs, a few hundred people climbed the east steps of the Capitol for the demonstration. The crowd has been chanting, “November is coming!” and “Vote them out!”

Protesters form a buffer around a Trump supporter as they demonstrate at the U.S. Capitol in the hours ahead of a scheduled U.S. Senate vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, U.S. October 6, 2018. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A much larger crowd of protesters is watching the demonstration from behind a barricade. In between, a line of Capitol police officers is standing with plastic handcuffs clipped to their belts.

U.S. Capitol Police arrest protesters from the steps of the Capitol in the hours ahead of a scheduled U.S. Senate vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, U.S. October 6, 2018. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Senate is expected to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon.

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