Protesters gather in DC as Senate votes on Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Protest
Large groups of demonstrators amassed at various Washington D.C. buildings on Saturday -- hours before a landmark vote would convene to confirm President Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Large groups of demonstrators massed around symbolic Washington D.C. buildings on Saturday -- hours before a landmark Senate vote to confirm President Trump's nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hundreds of protesters were on East Lawn of the Capitol -- the plaza in front of the Capitol was fenced off -- as well as at the Supreme Court and waving signs and chanting, "We don't want no Kavanaugh" and "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Kavanaugh has got to go," according to The Hill.

U.S. senators are expected to convene for a vote at 3 p.m. which will determine if Kavanaugh will fill the seat vacated by Anthony Kennedy when he retired back in July.

Supreme Court Protest
Large groups of demonstrators amassed around various Washington D.C. buildings on Saturday -- hours before before a landmark vote would convene to confirm President Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

At D.C.'s Union Station protesters heading to the Capital included one dressed up as Wonder Woman.

Others who stood in front of the Supreme Court broke out into more chants like: "We believe survivors" and "The people united will never be divided."

About to be arrested. #StopKavanaugh #CancelKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/3H7lbhyAep

— Jim Collins (@james_j_collins) October 6, 2018

Some carried signs that read, "Shame," "Rage," "Kava nope" and "Vote no!"

President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday praising counter-protesters who back Kavanaugh whom he suggested would be "all over Capitol Hill" as well before lawmakers cast their vote.

Women for Kavanaugh, and many others who support this very good man, are gathering all over Capitol Hill in preparation for a 3-5 P.M. VOTE. It is a beautiful thing to see - and they are not paid professional protesters who are handed expensive signs. Big day for America!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2018

"It is a beautiful thing to see - and they are not paid professional protesters who are handed expensive signs. Big day for America!" he posted in a pinned tweet.

Already, U.S. Capitol Police confirmed officers arrested more nearly 300 protesters (including comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski) for crowding, obstructing or incommoding during a Friday sit-in at the Hart Senate Office Building.

A few from yesterday’s protests... #StopKavanaugh #metoo pic.twitter.com/QUAKMJLphF

— amy (@fnkybch) October 6, 2018

Please contact each of these fence sitters! #ConfirmKavanaugh

Sen. Heitkamp (D-ND)- 202.224.2043
Sen. McCaskill (D-MO)- 224.6154
Sen. Donnelly (D-IN)- 224.4814
Sen. Manchin (D-WV)- 224.3954
Sen. Murkowski (R-AK)- 224.6665
Sen. Collins (R-ME)- 224.2523
Sen. Flake (R-A)- 224.4521 pic.twitter.com/8Oa089PfGC

— Created Equal (@createdequalorg) October 5, 2018

Nine others were charged with the same offense following a demonstration on the fourth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.