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Anti-Kavanaugh protesters gather at Susan Collins’ office on Friday

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    Anti-Kavanaugh protesters gather at Susan Collins’ office on Friday - Staff photo by Ben McCanna | of | Share this photo

    Deirdre Bennett, 63, of South Portland, kneels in U.S. Sen. Susan Collins' Portland office to plead her case against Judge Brett Kavanaugh to one of Collins' staffers, who is standing just out of frame to the right. Bennett wanted to deliver her message on her knees, she told a reporter afterward. "We can't have him on the court," she said of Kavanaugh. "Sen. Collins needs to protect women and all of us."

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    A group of over 100 protesters walks across Middle Street in Portland to hold a moment of silence for survivors who have come forward to recount their sex assaults, outside of Sen. Susan Collins' office on Friday. The protesters then went up in groups to leave comments with Collins' staff about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.

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    Kate Simson, a staff member for Sen. Susan Collins, talks to a protester from behind Officer J. Keddy inside of Collins' Portland office on Friday. Police officers asked people to stop congregating in the hallway of the office building. Protesters were urging Collins to vote no on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

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    Anti-Kavanaugh protesters gather at Susan Collins’ office on Friday - Staff photo by Brianna Soukup | of | Share this photo

    A protester sticks her "No on Kavanaugh" next to Sen. Susan Collins' office sign on Friday in Portland.

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    Demonstrators wait their turns as they file in and out of Sen. Susan Collins' Portland office on Friday. Dozens of people left notes with her staff urging the senator to reject the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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    Kate Simson, center, a staff member for Sen. Susan Collins, listens to a constituent's comment urging the senator to vote no on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at the senator's Portland office, which was crowded with demonstrators on Friday.

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