At least 300 people gathered at the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. at 9 p.m. Eastern time Friday, hours after the Supreme Court announced Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. The crowd stretched from the top of the steps to the opposite side of First Street NE.

Some people brought candles, some brought pride flags and one brought a cardboard sign with the words “RIP, RBG. And thank you for your service to our country.”

Two young women broke the deafening silence to lead part of the crowd in part of a rendition of The Beatles’ “Let It Be” from the steps.

The 87-year-old had battled several types of cancer over the course of two decades. Though crowds started gathering at the court following news of her death, she was set to lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and will lie in state at the Capitol on Friday. Her funeral is set for Tuesday.

President Trump said he will nominate her replacement Saturday.

A crowd of people sits on the steps outside the Supreme Court after Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on September 18, 2020. (Marcus DiPaola/Zenger)
Right-wing provocateur Jacob Wohl chants “Roe v. Wade is dead” through a megaphone outside the Supreme Court after Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on September 18, 2020. (Marcus DiPaola/Zenger)
Two women stand on the steps outside the Supreme Court after Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on September 18, 2020. (Marcus DiPaola/Zenger)
A woman kneels in thought outside the Supreme Court after Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on September 18, 2020. (Marcus DiPaola/Zenger)
A woman takes a photo of an impromptu memorial outside the Supreme Court after Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on September 18, 2020. (Marcus DiPaola/Zenger)
A woman kneels to light a candle outside the Supreme Court after Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on September 18, 2020. (Marcus DiPaola/Zenger)

(Edited by Allison Elyse Gualtieri)



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