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Cleveland march planned against Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination Saturday

October 5, 2018

Cleveland march planned against Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination Saturday

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Clevelanders will march downtown Saturday in a “No Justice, No Seat” protest against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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 last Thursday 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 for Saturday.

Demonstrators will gather at noon Saturday at the Free Stamp at Willard Park to protest the nomination. Similar protests under the same banner are planned across the country.

“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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