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Amy Schumer And Emily Ratajkowski Were Detained At Protests Against Brett Kavanaugh

“I think we’re going to get arrested,” Schumer said in a video shared on Twitter.

Last updated on October 4, 2018, at 7:28 p.m. ET

Posted on October 4, 2018, at 5:17 p.m. ET

Actors Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were among protesters detained Thursday at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, while demonstrating against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Just protesting, watching the arrests and @amyschumer & @emrata are sharing their snacks in the arrest line ✊🏼😛🇺🇸

Photos and videos posted on Twitter show Schumer being detained alongside other protesters, including her I Feel Pretty costar Ratajkowski.

In a video posted to Twitter, a cop asked Schumer, “Do you want to get arrested?”

“Yes,” she replied, holding a sign that reads, “We believe Anita Hill.”

VIDEO: Amy Schumer is protesting at the Hart Senate office building. Cop asks “Do you want to be arrested?” Schumer: “Yes.” 🤪

In another video sent to the daughter of one of the women protesting, Schumer said, “I think we’re going to get arrested.”


MSNBC also aired an image that appeared to show the comedy actor being detained.

Actress Amy Schumer is detained with other anti-Kavanaugh protesters at the Hart Senate Office Bldg. atrium on Capitol Hill.

Ratajkowski also posted a photo of herself in the nation’s capital with the caption, “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault.”

“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,” she wrote. “I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.”

A representative for Ratajkowski confirmed she was arrested but provided no further details.

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.

Earlier, the entertainers had attended a protest outside the Capitol along with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

The protests came after news that the FBI had completed its investigation of Kavanaugh following sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and other women. The FBI did not interview Ford or Kavanaugh for its investigation.

You can’t see her very well, but that’s @amyschumer over by the wall, supporting the protesters.

The United States Capitol Police said officers arrested 293 people for "unlawfully demonstrating" in the Hart Building. Another nine people were arrested at a separate protest in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Schumer’s father is a cousin of Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.