Actress-model Emily Ratajkowski revealed on her Twitter account on Thursday that she had been detained for protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C.
Ratajkowski, 27, put a photo of herself holding up a sign that reads “Respect female existence or expect our resistance.”. The pciture was captioned, “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 added that men who hurt women can no longer be placed in powerful positions.
Comedian-actress Amy Schumer was also detained for protesting against Kavanaugh, according to MSNBC.
Schumer, 37, said during the protest that irrespective of how this goes, they cannot keep us down. She added that the protesters will win and a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.
Capitol police had begun arresting hundreds of protesters inside the Hart Senate Office Building by Thursday afternoon. The protesters were loudly chanting, “Kavanaugh has got to go. Kavanaugh has got to go”
Arrests started after protesters began sitting down in the building’s atrium and refused to cooperate with law enforcement.
Protesters made it clear during rallies and marches that they were mad that Kavanaugh might be confirmed as early as this weekend. Kavanaugh has denied allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to his teenage years.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., seen by many observers as a likely 2020 presidential candidate, told the crowd that she is angry on behalf of all the women who have been told to sit down and stay quiet one time too many.