Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski Clash With Police While Protesting Kavanaugh at the Capitol
Two famous faces — Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski — were among the protesters who scuffled with police as hundreds swarmed the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday to protest controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Video of actress Schumer being detained by police circulated on Twitter, as model Ratajkowski said on social media that she was arrested while joining throngs of people expressing outrage over Kavanaugh’s potential Senate confirmation, despite multiple sexual assault allegations.
Schumer can be seen interacting with police in the short Twitter video while holding a poster that reads “We believe Anita Hill.” She also wore a shirt that read “This today, then #ERA” on the back.
As the officer attempts to escort Schumer and another woman forward, the officer can be heard asking “You want to be arrested?” Schumer replies “Yes.”
Here is @amyschumer telling cops she *wants* to be arrested.
Cop asks “Do you want to be arrested?”
Save this for the “I can’t believe I was arrested for free speech!” Tweet from her soon. pic.twitter.com/TLGaDAyh1T
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 4, 2018
Actress Amy Schumer is detained with other anti-Kavanaugh protesters at the Hart Senate Office Bldg. atrium on Capitol Hill. pic.twitter.com/C8N0k97ZE9
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 4, 2018
— Alison Spann (@newsgirlalison) October 4, 2018
Meanwhile, Ratajkowski tweeted that she was “arrested” at the scene for her participation in the protest.
“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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018
Capitol Police said in a statement 293 people were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday. They did not release the names of those arrested, “due to the large number being processed.”
Schumer, 37, has long been an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and gun control. She is also a cousin of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Ratajkowski, 27, has also long been vocal about her support for women’s rights.
The famous women also stood together as they protested Kavanaugh outside of the Capitol on Thursday, with Schumer telling the crowd that “a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.”