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Dozens protest Kavanaugh confirmation outside Sen. Portman's office, some try to get in

Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 20:18:07-04

More than two dozen people gathered outside of the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland on Thursday afternoon to protest the potential confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Protestors later attempted to enter the building in an effort to get to Senator Rob Portman's office. A spokesperson for the senator tells News 5 that staff members were able to meet with 29 people at Portman's office. 

Portman recently said he will wait to read the full FBI report on the investigation into Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations before weighing in on the findings.

RELATED: Portman waiting to read FBI report for himself

Protests erupted in other cities as well. In Washington, women marched to the Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse and then to the Supreme Court before holding a rally to support victims of sexual assault.

Dozens were arrested in the Washington protests, including comedian Amy Schumer.

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