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USA: Celebrities among over 300 detained at Kavanaugh protest in DC02:25

USA: Celebrities among over 300 detained at Kavanaugh protest in DC

United States, Washington DC
October 5, 2018 at 00:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

More than 300 protesters were detained at the US Supreme Court in Washington DC, as protests against Judge Brett Kavanaugh continued on Thursday. Model Emily Ratajkowski and stand-up comedian Amy Schumer were among the detainees, reports say.

Apart from Ratajkowski and Schumer, the protest was reportedly attended by other notable personalities, such as singers Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Arianna Huffington, creator of news website The Huffington Post.

Kavanaugh's nomination for the US Supreme Court is under threat after being accused of sexually assaulting Dr Christine Blasey Ford at a high school party in the 1980s.

He strongly denies the allegations and called the confirmation process a 'disgrace.'

US President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, has since ordered an FBI investigation into his nominee for the top court.

USA: Celebrities among over 300 detained at Kavanaugh protest in DC02:25
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More than 300 protesters were detained at the US Supreme Court in Washington DC, as protests against Judge Brett Kavanaugh continued on Thursday. Model Emily Ratajkowski and stand-up comedian Amy Schumer were among the detainees, reports say.

Apart from Ratajkowski and Schumer, the protest was reportedly attended by other notable personalities, such as singers Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Arianna Huffington, creator of news website The Huffington Post.

Kavanaugh's nomination for the US Supreme Court is under threat after being accused of sexually assaulting Dr Christine Blasey Ford at a high school party in the 1980s.

He strongly denies the allegations and called the confirmation process a 'disgrace.'

US President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, has since ordered an FBI investigation into his nominee for the top court.

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