Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested on Thursday. Because we live in a country where protesters and asylum seekers get detained while criminals get to be president.
Along with thousands of others, the celebs took to D.C. to protest the confirmation of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Outside the Hart Senate Office Building, where Senators are still “deciding” on their votes, the protesters were evacuated. Some who refused to leave were lined up and detained, including both actresses.
In a video of the incident, an officer asks “You want to get arrested?” and Schumer can be seen saying in defiance, “Yes.”
Cop in the Hart Building asks if you want to be arrested…
Amy Schumer: Yes. pic.twitter.com/B0VYPWTZPf
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 4, 2018
Ratajkowski shared her personal experience on Instagram, writing:
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Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.
Kavanaugh not only faces a credible account of teen sexual assault, he was also allegedly caught perjuring himself on several points throughout his nomination process.
The FBI investigation, which was not even allowed to include interviews with the accused or the accuser — not to mention dozens of other witnesses who came forward in the press to say they could refute Kavanaugh’s testimony about his drinking habits — ended a day early, and the vote to confirm “Bart” was scheduled before anyone even got a look at the report.
This push is men sweeping the concerns of women under the rug, plain and simple and horrifying.
Here’s Amy speaking in front of the crowd earlier in the day:
— The Hill (@thehill) October 4, 2018
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