US Capitol police arrest over 150 anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators

U.S. Capitol police are clearing the main staircase leading to the Rotunda, arresting demonstrators who refused to move. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Police said they will also clear the East Plaza of the Capitol of several hundred demonstrators. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Police said they will also clear the East Plaza of the Capitol of several hundred demonstrators. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Law students from the Washington area are among those protesting and urging Senators  to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Law students from the Washington area are among those protesting and urging Senators to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller) (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Protesters urged Senators on Capitol Hill to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Protesters urged Senators on Capitol Hill to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (Protesters urged Senators on Capitol Hill to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Dick Uliano))
Activists demonstrate in the plaza of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol to protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Activists demonstrate in the plaza of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol to protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Activists are arrested by Capitol Hill Police officers after occupying the steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol as they protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Activists are arrested by Capitol Hill Police officers after occupying the steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol as they protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Crowds of activists are arrested after they rushed past barriers and protested from the steps of the Capitol before the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Crowds of activists are arrested after they rushed past barriers and protested from the steps of the Capitol before the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
People protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
People protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Activists embrace as they protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Activists embrace as they protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Jessica Campbell-Swanson, an activist from Denver, sits in the lap of a sculpture known as the Statue of Contemplation of Justice on the steps of the Supreme Court Building where she and others protested the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the high court's newest justice, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Kavanaugh took the oath inside the building after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Jessica Campbell-Swanson, an activist from Denver, sits in the lap of a sculpture known as the Statue of Contemplation of Justice on the steps of the Supreme Court Building where she and others protested the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the high court’s newest justice, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Kavanaugh took the oath inside the building after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Police said they will also clear the East Plaza of the Capitol of several hundred demonstrators. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Law students from the Washington area are among those protesting and urging Senators  to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Protesters urged Senators on Capitol Hill to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Activists demonstrate in the plaza of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol to protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Activists are arrested by Capitol Hill Police officers after occupying the steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol as they protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Crowds of activists are arrested after they rushed past barriers and protested from the steps of the Capitol before the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
People protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Activists embrace as they protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Jessica Campbell-Swanson, an activist from Denver, sits in the lap of a sculpture known as the Statue of Contemplation of Justice on the steps of the Supreme Court Building where she and others protested the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the high court's newest justice, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Kavanaugh took the oath inside the building after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol police say that they have arrested 164 demonstrators protesting the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday for numerous instances of unlawful demonstration.

The arrests are being processed off-site and the people are being released.

Police say that the majority of arrests were made around 12:45 p.m. at the Rotunda steps on the east front of the U.S. Capitol. They were charged for crowding and obstructing.

One adult female was arrested in the Senate Gallery in the United States Capitol Building for crowding and obstructing around 2:30 p.m.

Around 3:45 p.m., 13 people were arrested and removed from several Senate Galleries. They were also charged with crowding and obstructing.

CNN reported that as of Friday, nearly 300 people had been arrested for protests against Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in the District.

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