Pro-Abortion Protest Set Near Kavanaugh's Home After Man Arrested for Threat to Kill Him - Videos
07:47 GMT 09.06.2022 (Updated: 10:38 GMT 09.06.2022)
© AFP 2023 / NATHAN HOWARDCHEVY CHASE, MD - JUNE 08: Protesters march past Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home on June 8, 2022 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. An armed man was arrested near Kavanaugh's home Wednesday morning as the court prepares to announce decisions for about 30 cases
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Previously, police arrested a man carrying a handgun and a knife, who said he wanted to kill the justice due to abortion and gun control disputes.
Pro-abortion activists staged a protest in front of the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Several videos and photos circulating online show a small group of people marching near the house, banging drums and chanting slogans, while police officers are watching the event. Some of the signs said "mind your own uterus" and "woman is not a womb".
The demo is held just a day after a 26-year-old man was arrested near Kavanaugh's house in Maryland for threatening to kill the supreme justice.
Police identified the man as Nicholas John Roske, and noted that he was carrying a gun, a knife, pepper spray and zip ties. Reports suggest that Roske, who had travelled to Kavanaugh's house from California, called 911 on himself, saying that he had suicidal thoughts, and also wanted to "kill a specific United States Supreme Court justice".
© AP Photo / Alex BrandonPresident Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy
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He later told the authorities he was upset by the leaked SCOTUS documents, which hinted at possible overturn of Roe v. Wade case, and also by the recent mass shooting in Uvalde. Roske was afraid that Kavanaugh "would loosen gun laws". The man was charged with attempted murder of a Supreme Court Justice, which may get him 20 years in prison.
Kavanaugh's home was the site of protests last month after the leak of the majority draft opinion on the 1973 decision which establishes a constitutional right to abortion. Roe v Wade's supporters fear that the ruling may be scrapped amid a conservative majority in the Supreme Court.