Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski arrested in anti-Kavanaugh protests

07 October, 2018, 04:52 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Protesters march through midtown Manhattan as they rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Comedian Amy Schumer was among a group of Kavanaugh protesters that were arrested at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C.

Schumer appeared in good spirits despite the arrest.

Schumer and Ratajkowski were part of the protest of Kavanaugh's confirmation following the very public accusations and subsequent hearing where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward - among others - to accuse him of sexual assault.

In one video uploaded to Twitter by @BMXMiKEWREX, a police officer approaches Schumer and asks "Do you want to be arrested?" to which Schumer responds "yes".

Inside the Capitol, senators digested the findings in the Federal Bureau of Investigation report on the sexual allegations against Kavanaugh. "Let's fight. Let's keep showing up". Arrests were made after protesters began sitting down in the building's atrium, refusing to cooperate with law enforcement. "I demand from the government the same understanding, respect and support women, like men", wrote Ratkowski in Instagram.

She added, "Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power".


Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski arrested during Brett Kavanaugh protest.

Emily Ratajkowski didn't look anxious when she stepped out in NY on Friday, just one day after being arrested in Washington DC during a protest.

Schumer told the crowd: "That's what we're going to do: We're going to keep showing up and no matter how this goes, they can not keep us down".

In next week's issue of Grazia, out on Tuesday, Emily speaks her friendship with Schumer developed while they were filming I Feel Pretty, explaining how they instantly bonded because they 'have a lot of the same ideas about women'.

Two other women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, which he has denied. Police could not confirm if Amy Schumer was among those arrested. "So as of now I don't really know and I don't know if anyone else does", said Grassley.

Though the nomination seems all but a forgone conclusion, Alaskan senator Lisa Murkowski took a stand ahead of the final vote Friday.

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