More than 300 protesters, including the comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski, were arrested at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday as they made a final, desperate appeal to senators to reject the embattled supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. After refusing to leave the building, police detained the protestors, including Schumer. But before the famous demonstrator was arrested, Amy had a message for a lucky young woman.
The "Hocus Pocus" star was apparently quoting the title of the 1972 song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, which she referred to in a since-deleted post.
Ratajkowski said on social media that she was arrested, too.
Amy Schumer was confronted by a cop as she attended the #StopKavanaugh protest in Washington, DC, on Thursday.
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Protesters gathered at the Hart Senate Building atrium after Capitol Police barricaded the front of the Capitol.
Soon after, the two actresses agreed to being arrested and were processed by officers.
Schumer and Ratajkowski appeared in the 2018 comedy "I Feel Pretty". The protesters were chanting, "Kavanaugh has got to go". We're going to keep showing up.
The American Civil Liberties Union organized a protest with hundreds of people from Alaska, Nebraska, West Virginia, Colorado, and Maine.
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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", Ratajkowski, 27, captioned a photo of herself holding up a sign that reads, "Respect female existence or expect our resistance".
Schumer's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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