Dozens of faith leaders and demonstrators marched from the US Supreme Court to the US Capitol, protesting the rush of President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The march was organized by Poor People’s Campaign, a national group working to unite poor communities. It comes as Judge Barrett is meeting with Republican senators all day on Capitol Hill.
The demonstration’s message was aimed at the Senate chamber with Bishop William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s campaign, saying “we need to stop just saying Trump is the problem alone. Senator Leader McConnell and this senate have blocked fixing the voting rights act but want to steal a Supreme Court”.
The group wore signs saying “Remember Ruth and Breonna” for the late justice and Breonna Taylor, who was killed by Louisville Police, to highlight their focuses on the judiciary and justice reform.
Capitol police did arrive at one point to warn the group about blocking the roadway, after which they moved to the sidewalk to continue the protest.