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Anti-Kavanaugh protesters march in downtown Cleveland: Follow along live

October 6, 2018

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters march in downtown Cleveland: Follow along live

CLEVELAND, Ohio --  The “No Justice, No Seat” protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is still scheduled to take place downtown Saturday -- even as his confirmation later in the day appears guaranteed.

Demonstrators will gather at noon at the Free Stamp at Willard Park to protest President Donald Trump’s pick for the nation’s highest court. Similar protests under the same banner are planned across the country.

Follow reporter Mary Kilpatrick’s live coverage of the march below:

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You can also watch Facebook Live video of the protest on cleveland.com’s Facebook page.

Christine Blasey Ford last month accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school in the 1980s, which he has denied. The accusations sparked a national debate surrounding Kavanaugh’s nomination, culminating in testimony nine days ago that has divided the nation.

Following an FBI investigation this week of Ford’s allegations, a final vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is scheduled in the U.S. Senate for Saturday afternoon, according to the New York Times.

It appears Kavanaugh’s confirmation is guaranteed, after two uncommitted senators announced they would vote yes on Friday, the Times reported.

It’s been clear for some time where Ohio’s senators stand on the Kavanaugh nomination.

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a friend of Kavanaugh, has said he will vote yes on the nomination. Democrat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has said he opposes the nomination.

“The stakes are too high to stay home!” a news release about the march reads. “We are say(ing) NO and this is our final opportunity to ensure every Senator votes no, too.” 

Organizers are asking participants to wear black.

Cleveland.com reporters will cover the march, live on Facebook and on cleveland.com. 

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