Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer arrested in Kavanaugh protests in Washington among 300 others
The actress and supermodel were protesting against Brett Kavanaugh's appointment as an Associate Supreme Court Justice after three women accused him of sexual misconduct
by Ammar Nasir
Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer were among 300 protesters who were arrested in Washington on Thursday night.
The protesters were demonstrating against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Supreme Court Justice after three women accused him of sexual misconduct. The actress and supermodel were detained as hundreds of protesters gathered in front of USA’s highest court in Washington.
Emily Ratajkowski says she demands a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does to men (Image source: Instagram/Emily Ratajkowski)
She confirmed her arrest through a tweet alongside the photo. She wrote:
“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.”
Image source: Twitter/Emily Ratajowski
Comedian Amy Schumer was also arrested for demonstrating at the Hart Senate Office building on Capitol Hill, as seen in footage that has emerged online.
Shcumer who also is a distant relative of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer recorded a message for her fan, in the video, shared by a social media user, she can be heard saying: “Hi Zola, I’m here with your mom, she loves you very much. I think we’re going to get arrested and we’re so proud of you.”
The 37-year old actress raised her fist in resistance as she was detained by police.
Amy Schumer verbally accepted to be arrested (Image source: Instagram/Amy Schumer)
According to Capitol Police, 302 people were arrested from the scene. Another video shared by a journalist Benny Johnson shows that the model and actress were detained after verbally accepting to be arrested.
A woman named Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct with her in the 1980s. Following this, some other women also accused Kavanaugh for sexual harassment. He has so far denied all the allegations.