Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski among more than 300 arrested at Kavanaugh protest

05 October, 2018, 17:13 | Author: Heather Diaz
  • Actress and comedian Amy Schumer detained at Brett Kavanaugh protest on Capitol Hill

Malecki added that around 5:20 p.m., police responded to reports of more demonstrations in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and arrested nine more people for crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

MSNBC obtained footage of the protests and some of the protesters being removed from the protest on Capitol Hill. "Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power", tweeted Ratajkowski, with a photo of her waving a protest sign that read "Respect Female Existence or Expect Our Resistance".

The vote to confirm the controversial judge to the lifetime appointment will take place on Saturday.

One fan even received a personalised message from Schumer who was protesting alongside her mother when they were both arrested. They marched to a rallying cry: "We believe Dr Christine Blasey Ford", the university professor who has accused Kavanaugh of drunkenly and violently sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers.

Amy Schumer has reportedly been detained while protesting against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

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In the video, police ask: "Do you want to be arrested?"

"There is no chance in the world they're going to scare us out of doing our duty", McConnell said on the Senate floor.

"No matter how this goes, they can not keep us down", Schumer said earlier at the protest.

Thousands of women took to the streets of the U.S. capital in a last-ditch effort to appeal to senators to reject Kavanaugh's confirmation. "Let's fight. Let's keep showing up". It also showed those who were detained, which included a glimpse of Amy and Emily.

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