Crowds gathered in Washington to rally in support of and in opposition to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court as the Senate Judiciary Committee began four days of confirmation hearings on October 12.
Videos shared by Rose Laoutaris, a student at American University, shows demonstrators chanting “Fill that seat” outside the Hart Senate Office Building on Monday morning.
Protesters calling on senators to reject the confirmation were arrested outside the building after holding a sit-in, according to the Washington Post.
Other footage captured by Laoutaris shows a crowd chanting “Abortion takes a human life,” and another video shows people kneeling in prayer. Credit: Rose Laoutaris via Storyful