88 arrested in Senate office protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):

6 p.m.

U.S. Capitol Police have arrested 88 people for unlawfully demonstrating in Senate office buildings as they were protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Police says 81 people were arrested Friday morning outside a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in the Dirksen office building. Seven more were arrested Friday afternoon in a separate protest at the Hart building.

All were charged with unlawfully crowding or obstructing, then processed and released.

Kavanaugh’s nomination has sparked heated debate inside and outside the Capitol as the Senate considers allegations that he sexually assaulted an acquaintance while both were teenagers. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.

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