If eyewitness reports are true, comedian Amy Schumer has been arrested following the protest march. She and actress Emily Ratajkowski joined protestors at Capitol Hill yesterday against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh has testified and denied sexually assaulting California College Professor Christine Blasey Ford in high school when they were teenagers. The vote for Kavanaugh is expected to take place over the coming days. The protestors staged a sit-in at The Hart Senate Office yesterday, which was over-run by hundreds of people occupying a sit-in against Kavanaugh. Schumer and Ratajkowski took part in the protest:
Emily Ratajkowski & Amy Schumer joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) outside the Supreme Court to protest the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
— Graham MacGillivray (@GWMacGillivray) October 4, 2018
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
Schumer took to the stage to say "Emily and I just wanted to thank you all so much for showing up today. That's what we're going to do, we're going to keep showing up. And no matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down". She continued, "We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh, is a vote saying women don't matter. Let's stay together, let's fight, let's keep showing up".
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) October 4, 2018
Other senators and workers who approved of the protest, placed posters around the building in support of the hundreds that staged the sit-in:
A few messages of support from various senators’ offices in the Hart building pic.twitter.com/7VjsFi4h4a
— Caroline Simon (@carolinesimon66) October 4, 2018
Swiftly after the protest began, police were called, and started arresting people. It is believed that both Schumer, Ratajkowski, and hundreds of others have been detained. While the arrests were taking place, Schumer even took the time to tweet her support to a fan, saying 'I think we're gonna get arrested... and we're so proud of you".
MY MOM AND AMY SCHUMER ARE GETTING ARRESTED TOGETHER AND AMY SAID HI TO ME pic.twitter.com/AqZUBUxUrd
— Z (@Theboldtype_z) October 4, 2018
There has been no news yet on whether the protestors have been released.