On Thursday, Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer were arrested during a protest where thousands of people descended on the Hart Senate Office Building to protest the potential Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who faces a plethora of sexual assault allegations.
Emily Ratajkowski posted a statement on her Instagram, stating “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.”
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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.
According to Rolling Stone, “Earlier in the day, Schumer spoke to protesters alongside Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and model-activist Emily Ratajkowski. “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,” Schumer told the crowd. “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.”
There was ample social media coverage of this event, being captured at the scene showing police officers escorting protesters, including Schumer.
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
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
— Marissa J. Lang (@Marissa_Jae) October 4, 2018
— 𝔖𝔞𝔯𝔞𝔥, 𝔟𝔲𝔱 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔠𝔥𝔶 🌒🌕🌘 (@BookishFeminist) October 4, 2018
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) October 4, 2018
— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 4, 2018
Every Senator who votes YES needs to understand that we are prepared to do this weekly. This is not a game for us. We have the resources and the organizational capacity to scale these actions. We have the power to replace them in 2020 and in 2022. #CancelKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/WFbNsd0jYr
— Winifred (@WaywardWinifred) October 4, 2018
We’re fighting back.
And we’re not going anywhere. pic.twitter.com/t5mXQJp27k
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) October 4, 2018
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