Supreme Court Kavanaugh

Crowds of activists are arrested after they rushed past barriers and protested from the steps of the Capitol before the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Meredith/AP) -- Capitol Police say 164 people have been arrested at protests that took place as the Senate was voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Most of them — a total of 150 people — were arrested on the steps of the Capitol's East Front. They were among hundreds gathered at the Capitol to protest Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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Supreme Court Kavanaugh

Crowds of activists are arrested after they rushed past barriers and protested from the steps of the Capitol before the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct. He denies the allegations.

Fourteen more were arrested in the Senate Gallery during the closely divided vote.

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Supreme Court Kavanaugh

Activists chant as they are arrested by Capitol Hill Police officers after occupying the steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol as they protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

All those arrested were charged with unlawful crowding, obstructing or incommoding, which means inconveniencing someone They were processed offsite and released.

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APTOPIX Supreme Court Kavanaugh

Activists demonstrate on the lawn of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol to protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A few hours before the vote, demonstrators shouted "November is coming!" and "Vote them out!"

Protesters shouted "I do not consent" during the roll call vote on Kavanaugh.

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Supreme Court Kavanaugh

Crowds of activists are arrested after they rushed past barriers and protested from the steps of the Capitol before the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

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