The atrium of the Hart Senate Office building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday was filled with demonstrators protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

At least 200 men and women stood silently with their fists raised on the ground floor and lining the first-floor balconies.

Many of the protesters wore black tape over their mouths with the message "believe survivors" or have similar messages written on their upraised palms.

All protests on Capitol grounds are prohibited, but Capitol Police appear to be giving the protesters some leeway.

An officer with the Capitol Police told The Associated Press that the protests would be allowed as long as nobody chanted, marched or held a sign up at head level.

Scroll through photos by University of Oklahoma student Megan Ross, working through the Gaylord News program.