Protesters in place outside Supreme Court ahead of final vote on Brett Kavanaugh

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Protesters in place outside Supreme Court ahead of final vote on Brett Kavanaugh

A large crowd has gathered on the steps of the US capitol to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh moved one step closer to being confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice after winning the crucial vote yesterday.

The senate is expected to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday around 9pm UK time.

Protesters gather at the U.S. Supreme Court in the hours ahead of a scheduled U.S. Senate vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, U.S. October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Protesters have gathered at the US Supreme Court in the hours ahead of a scheduled US Senate vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington (Picture: Reuters)

Protesters against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh demonstrate at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2018. - The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice on October 6, offering US President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation's high court decidedly to the right. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP)JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP/Getty Images

The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Pumping their fists and carrying signs, a few hundred people climbed the east steps of the Capitol for the demonstration.

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The crowd has been chanting, ‘November is coming!’ and ‘Vote them out!’

A much larger crowd of protesters is watching the demonstration from behind a barricade.

In between, a line of capitol police officers is standing with plastic handcuffs clipped to their belts.

Protesters against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh demonstrate at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2018. - The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice on October 6, offering US President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation's high court decidedly to the right. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP)JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP/Getty Images

The vote will bring US President Donald Trump a big political win (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: A demonstrator holds up a "NOPE" poster during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, outside of the Supreme Court, October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate is set to hold a final vote Saturday evening to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A demonstrator held up a ‘NOPE’ poster during the protest (Picture: Getty Images)

Protesters against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh demonstrate at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2018. - The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice on October 6, offering US President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation's high court decidedly to the right. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP)JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP/Getty Images

One dressed up as Trump (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Today’s vote comes after Kavanaugh faced accusations of sexual misconduct from Ramirez and other women. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations.

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter this afternoon: ‘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!.’

This comes as Deborah Ramirez said on Saturday the senate is ‘looking the other way’ when it comes to her accusation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they were students at Yale.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Protesters hold organizational meetings about actions and civil disobedience outside the Supreme Court while preparing for demonstrations against the confirmation of associate justice nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation later in the day. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A large crowd outside the Supreme Court (Picture: Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: A woman holds a sign during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, outside of the Supreme Court, October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate is set to hold a final vote Saturday evening to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

One sign read a ‘woman brought you into this world, and a woman will vote you out’ (Picture: Getty Images)

Protesters against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh demonstrate at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2018. - The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice on October 6, offering US President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation's high court decidedly to the right. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP)JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP/Getty Images

The vote is expected to happen at 9pm UK time (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

She said in a statement released by her lawyers that the FBI refused to speak to witnesses who could corroborate her story and added that senators are ‘deliberately ignoring’ Kavanaugh’s behavior.

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The FBI interviewed Ramirez as part of a background check investigation opened by the White House.

The Senate Judiciary Committee said the FBI also interviewed two alleged eyewitnesses to the incident named by Ramirez and one of her college friends.

Enough senators have indicated they will support him to put him over the edge, with a likely margin of two votes. That’s barring a last-minute change of mind.

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