Shortly after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, around 50 supporters gathered outside the Kennedy Federal Building in Boston to rally in support of the woman accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Susanna Walters from the South End told WGBH News that Ford was treated disrespectfully by Republicans at the hearing and thinks the men on the panel will probably side with Kavanaugh, who denies assaulting Ford.

"He's one man. There's already four women. How many women need to say 'you assaulted me' for it to be believable to our country? How many do we need?" Walters said.

When organizers first asked if anyone in the crowd wanted to speak, no one came forward. But once one middle aged woman volunteered her story of being molested and keeping it secret for years, one woman after another stood up to tell their stories of sexual abuse.

"It's just the shame of not knowing and not talking about things for 50 years," the woman said, before the crowd responded "we believe you," in unison.

Katherine Guthrie from Somerville came dressed in the costume of an oppressed woman from the TV show "Handmaid's Tale."

"I think seeing [Ford] in live testimony, what it changed for me, was it just broke my heart," Guthrie said.

The group delivered letters supporting Ford to Senators Warren and Markey's offices.