Protesters take over Senate office building as anti-Kavanaugh demonstrations hit Capitol Hill in bid to halt confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

  • Wave of protests hit the Senate with demonstrators inside the Hart Building as tensions mount over Brett Kavanaugh
  • Cops with quick cuffs started making arrests after protesters got into the courtyard of the complex 
  • Anti-Kavanaugh demonstrations are held in Washington D.C. and elsewhere in the country 
  • Extra police are on duty on Capitol Hill after protests – and senators are being escorted by officers
  • Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell vowed lawmakers would not be intimidated by protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
  • ‘To these people who are chasing my members down the hall here, or harassing them at the airport or going to their homes, we will not be intimidated,’ he said

Update: Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajowski among HUNDREDS arrested as they lead desperate bid to persuade key swing senators to vote down Kavanaugh

As hundreds were taken away in quick cuffs and security was stepped up, model Ratajowski and comedian Schumer – whose cousin is Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer – were among those taken into custody.