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Amy Schumer arrested at Brett Kavanaugh protest

on October 04, 2018, 4:58pm

Brett Kavanaugh, noted UB40 fan and alleged sexual molester, who also happens to be a judge, is Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Supreme Court Justice, and following a totally legit and thorough FBI investigation, the Senate is set to vote on his confirmation this weekend. In anticipation, thousands of protesters descended upon Washington, DC Thursday to voice their dissent. Actress and comedian Amy Schumer took part in several rallies, including one at Hart Senate Office Building, which resulted in her arrest, according to MSNBC.

Following a rally outside Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, where Kavanaugh currently works, Schumer and several protestors made their way to Hart Senate Office Building. After refusing to leave the building, police detained the protestors, including Schumer. “No matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down,” Schumer said earlier at the protest. “We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.”

MSBNC captured video of the protest and Schumer’s subsequent arrest:

Update: Model Emily Ratajkowski was also arrested. “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault,” she wrote. “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.”