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GettyImages 1041850094Patrons at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago watch Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.Scott Olson/Getty

  • Though it took place in the middle of the work day, many Americans stopped what they were doing on Thursday to watch Christine Blasey Ford testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a party when they were both in high school.
  • As Ford gave her side of the story, Americans watched in bars, at their offices, and in classrooms across the country.

As Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Americans across the country stopped what they were doing to hear what she had to say.

They watched in bars and offices. Some even tuned in on their transcontinental flights. A teacher in Boston projected the hearing onto her whiteboard so her students could witness history.

Dozens took to social media to reflect on what it felt like to see Ford speak about the alleged sexual assault, which she says happened at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“I felt her pain and her terror as I watched,” one Instagram user wrote.

See how Americans tuned in:

An English teacher in Boston projected the hearing onto her whiteboard so that her students could witness the moment of history.

Source: Twitter/@BramanteMs

This Instagram user who posted this photo watched Ford speak while waiting in line for lunch. She wrote that she could “feel her pain and her terror as I watched.”

This Instagram user who posted this photo watched Ford speak while waiting in line for lunch. She wrote that she could "feel her pain and her terror as I watched."

This was on as I stood in line for lunch. I couldn’t even hear her words but I could feel her pain and her terror as I watched. Then I managed to catch one thing, when asked what she remembers vividly from that night she responded, “the laughter”. What’s the value of a woman’s experience against the reputation of a man? In our country it’s clear to me that our pain means nothing. That it would take the pain of 50 women to hold a flame to the power of one man. I am gutted.Courtesy of lifewithpiperjane/Instagram

Source: Instagram/lifewithpiperjane

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