Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington DC on Sunday, to demand that senators wait until after the November election to confirm a new justice.
«They are rushing to confirm a judge whose extreme anti-choice record, that she will revoke the right of half of US population to make a fundamental decision about our reproductive health, our civil rights and our human rights,» said US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, criticising US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee choice, judge Amy Coney Barrett.
«It is past time that there is a Black woman on the Supreme Court. And we are no longer asking for permission, we are putting America on notice that this bench is our future, it is their future,» another speaker said.
A few dozen pro-life counter-protesters gathered on the other side of the street facing the Supreme Court.
Barrett is Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at her home in Washington DC of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, aged 87, on Friday, September 18. She served on the court for 27 years after being appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.