Protests against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh on Saturday led to 169 arrests at the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court, authorities said Sunday.
U.S. Capitol Police said 164 people were arrested for “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.” They were processed off site and released.
But five people arrested at the Supreme Court remained in the D.C. jail over the weekend, said Kathleen Arberg, a court spokeswoman.
A Supreme Court Police representative initially said seven people had been arrested at the court, but Arberg later updated that tally. All were accused of failing to leave the court grounds once police closed the area. Some face additional charges.
Hundreds of angry protesters converged on the Capitol’s East Front plaza Saturday in the hours leading up to the vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Most were arrested at around 12.:45 p.m., but 14 were arrested in the Senate galleries later in the afternoon, according to a statement from U.S. Capitol Police.
After police cleared the plaza, demonstrators moved across the street to the front of the Supreme Court.
This article has been updated with new information.