The New York Daily News reports:
Some streets in Washington, D.C., had to be evacuated after a “suspicious package” was found in the area surrounding the Supreme Court building, Capitol Park Police confirmed Tuesday morning. Pro- and anti-LGBTQ rights protesters are planning to stage demonstrations in the nation’s capital to mark what’s being called the most significant legal case in LGBTQ rights of this generation.
On Tuesday, the nine Supreme Court Justices will hear oral arguments on three blockbuster cases that could determine if an employer can legally fire an employee based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. The conservative-leaning bench will decide if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination on the basis of sex, also includes discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
— Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports) October 8, 2019
Suspicious package found outside of Supreme Court. Police evacuated the area. Blocked off surrounding streets. pic.twitter.com/R2U1AqlUpE
— Nicole DiAntonio (@NicoleDiAntonio) October 8, 2019
WATCH LIVE: Possible suspicious package under investigation at the US Supreme Court. Capitol Police plan to detonate object behind building. https://t.co/ZVJ7wusLEK
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) October 8, 2019