Protest shuts down Lamar Bridge

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Across the country, tens of thousands of people have protested Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination and in Austin, protesters shut down the South Lamar Boulevard Bridge in a show of opposition.

The protest on the bridge followed a rally at the Texas Capitol.    

Demonstrators than made their way down Congress Avenue gathering at Austin City Hall where speakers shared personal stories of sexual assault.

"I will never forget my attackers laugh as he walked away never and it's taking years for me to deal with this.  It's been amazing to be here with survivors and actually get the support because this week has been so hard on all of us," said Lara Crumblay.

While showing support for Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in high school.

"Doctor Ford is really a big reason why so many women have had the courage to come forward because she gained nothing but she lost so much and yet she did it because it was the right thing to do..she empowered so many women to tell their story," said Mikki Coles.

Demonstrators said Kavanaugh's placement on the Supreme Court would be detrimental to women's rights and that Kavanaugh showed an"unfit" temperament for a sitting judge.

"It pretty much says survivors don't matter, women don't matter..and that people that who are in the situation that Dr. Fords in don't matter,"  said Julia Heilrayne.

"I think it's a problem that he's not being honest about it and that he had so much anger and hatred in his voice," said Michelle Van Doorn.

Once word came down that Kavanaugh was sworn in as 114th Supreme Court Justice 14 people sat side by side forming a human chain in the middle of the Lamar Boulevard Bridge blocking traffic and causing delays.

The bridge was blocked off approximately from Fifth Street to Riverside Drive for more than three hours as police formulated a plan of action. 

Officers made 14 arrests around 6:30 p.m. and reopened the bridge shortly after.

No injuries were reported.