By: Mion Edwards and Meghan Sorensen
Protests have unleashed in D.C. after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Eight days ago, Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault while she was in high school in 1982. On Monday, Debra Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while she was a student at Yale University. Kavanaugh denied both allegations.
Following Ramirez’s accusation, there was a protest and walkout to express solidarity for sexual assault survivors at Dupont Circle.
— Women's March (@womensmarch) September 24, 2018
Alliance for Justice supporters gathered at Dupont Circle in D.C.. Surrounding the fountain in the park, citizens chanted while hoisting signs in support of Blasey Ford and Ramirez.
— Alliance for Justice (@AFJustice) September 24, 2018
Additionally, a woman surrounded by protesters in the Russell Senate Building shares her past experiences of sexual assault in this powerful video:
The entire hallway is in tears. We are at a moment in history where women have to repeat their trauma to the masses to literally beg Senators to vote with moral clarity. #StopKavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors #BeAHero pic.twitter.com/Ky26a9fPTf
— Helen Brosnan (@HelenBrosnan) September 24, 2018
In fact, members of Council of D.C. followed suit by walking out to express solidarity.
— Council of DC (@councilofdc) September 24, 2018
Moreover, members of the American Association of University Women showed their support for survivors by wearing black and standing up for Blasey Ford and Ramirez.
— AAUW (@AAUW) September 24, 2018
The National Women’s Law Center shared a video of Tameka Mallory chanting to a crowd of passionate supporters.
— NWLC (@nwlc) September 24, 2018
Kavanaugh’s hearing is set for Thursday, September 26, at 10 a.m. in the Senate Judiciary room of the Capitol Building.