Protesters Rally In Chicago Ahead Of Kavanaugh Vote

Mike Krauser
October 06, 2018 - 1:59 pm
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool Image via AP)

Tom Williams/Pool Image via AP


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- There was a small demonstration this afternoon at the Federal Plaza in the Loop against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. 
Some in the group had bloody coat hangers on their signs. 
“Because we know what happens when abortion is outlawed, which is what is at stake here,” said one woman. 

Another protestor said she was feeling anger, despair and fear and shouting about it helped her deal with those feelings. 

“What better way is there to channel that despair, that anger, that fear than to come out on the street to take action, to make yourself visible, to make yourself audible?" she said.

One acknowledged their numbers were small, maybe twenty people, but said it was hastily assembled and they were doing it in the name of humanity. And, she said, if they don’t raise their voices in protest, nothing is going to happen. 

The Senate is set to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation Saturday afternoon.