People are protesting in support of sexual assault survivors

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Tuesday 25 September 2018 13:15
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Men and women have taken to the streets to show support for sexual assault survivors.

Two women have come forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Kavanaugh is determined to become a Supreme Court justice, and appeared on Fox News along with his wife Ashley, to vehemently deny the allegations. He demanded a ‘fair process,' and said:

I am not going anywhere.

On Monday, senator Lindsey Graham said he planned to vote for Kavanaugh regardless of what Ford will say during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

In response, women’s rights organisations banded together in protest, and threw their support behind women like Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Thousands of people attended the national walkout on Monday in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault.

Planned Parenthood, Time’s Up, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Women’s March joined forces and organised the event under the hashtags #BelieveSurvivors and #StopKavanaugh.

The streets were filled with people in support of survivors.

Actress Kerry Washington was one of many celebrities to use their platform for the cause.

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