Demonstrators in Washington were escorted away in handcuffs after sitting in the road in protest of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing on Thursday, October 15, local media reported.
Thursday marked the fourth and final day of Barrett’s confirmation hearings. Barrett’s nomination, following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sparked controversy due to the proximity of the presidential election on November 3.
The Washington Post said Senate Republicans think Barrett will “forge a new and prominent path as a conservative, religious woman who opposes abortion.”
This footage, filmed by Twitter user @elmmoves2, shows protesters gathering in the street as some sit down in the intersection. Local media said some protesters participating in the sit-in were taken away in handcuffs.
“One at a time they’re being cuffed and led behind police lines toward the Capitol for processing, some lifted up by their arms and dragged,” local journalist Alejandro Alvarez reported.
A vote on Barrett’s nomination has been scheduled for October 22, according to reports. Credit: @elmmoves2 via Storyful