Brett Kavanaugh was forced out of a DC restaurant by protesters amid anger at SCOTUS overturning Roe v Wade

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  • Protestors chased Brett Kavanaugh out of a Washington DC restaurant.

  • The restaurant said "unruly" protestors "harassed" Kavanaugh and other patrons.

  • Protestors have demonstrated outside the homes of justices after the Roe v. Wade ruling.

Protestors held a demonstration outside a Washington D.C. restaurant after getting word that Brett Kavanaugh was inside, forcing the Supreme Court justice to depart from a back door, Politico reported.

Kavanaugh, who was among the justices who supported the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, was having dinner Wednesday night Morton's, a steak house.

The restaurant confirmed to Politico that Kavanaugh and the protesters were there.

According to a tweet from Shutdown DC, which coordinates protests against the justices, they were demanding that the restaurant expel Kavanaugh.

At that point he left by a back door with his security detail. A source told Politico that Kavanaugh didn't see or hear the protests, but left before dessert.

Insider has contacted the group for comment.

"Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton's restaurant," the restaurant told Politico.

"Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner. There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency."

Insider has contacted the Supreme Court for comment.

In the wake of the leaked Roe v. Wade ruling in May that overturned the federal right to an abortion, protestors have held demonstrations outside their homes of the conservative justices who backed the ruling. The protests have intensified after the Supreme Court officially handed down the ruling in late June.

Earlier this year  a California man was charged with plotting to assassinate Kavanaugh.

Congress in response passed a bill enhancing the security of the justices.

The Supreme Court's chief security official, Gail Curley, requested that Maryland's governor enforce a ban on picketing outside the homes of the justices, saying that threats against them have increased. Kavanaugh is one of two justices with homes in the state.

In the statement, Curley noted the recent arrest of a California man near Kavanaugh's home, who he said was carrying a handgun, a knife, and pepper spray.

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