Protests erupt outside the Supreme Court and Capitol ahead of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

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  • Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday.
  • Ahead of the vote, protesters and activists flooded the areas outside the Supreme Court and the US Capitol to oppose his confirmation.
  • Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has been marred by controversy following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be narrowly confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday.

Protesters and activists came out in droves ahead of the vote to voice their opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which comes following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and heated testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

After his first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, came forward with her accusations, polls showed that Americans‘ opinions of Kavanaugh plummeted, and according to numerous polls, Kavanaugh has lost the most support from women and Democrats.

Scroll down for photos of the tumultuous protests taking place ahead of his confirmation:

The protests began early Saturday, hours before the final vote is set to take place.

Demonstrators congregated outside the steps of the Supreme Court and the US Capitol building. Several held signs depicting Ford, who says a drunken Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers.

Kavanaugh’s expected confirmation comes after sexual-assault survivors across the nation came out swinging against the judge’s nomination in light of the allegations against him.

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