Amy Schumer And Emily Ratajkowski Were Arrested At A Protest Against Brett Kavanaugh

The US Supreme Court nominee has been accused of sexual assault by several women.

Over the past few weeks, the world has been following the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavaunagh, the judge who Donald Trump has nominated to take a seat in the US Supreme Court.

During the hearings, Dr Christine Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school in 1982. Two other women have also come forward to accuse him of sexual assault, but Kavanaugh denies all allegations.

There have been widespread protests against his potential confirmation, and yesterday, comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were amongst the 300 people arrested after swarming the Senate Office Building in Washington DC.

A video of Amy talking to a police officer has been widely shared on Twitter – as he attempts to escort her and another woman from the building, he can be heard asking “You want to be arrested?” while Amy replies: “Yes.”

She later posted a collection of photos of herself and Emily at the protest, and being escorted out of the building by police:

Emily, meanwhile, tweeted that she was “arrested” while protesting against Kavanaugh, saying “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.

Both Amy and Emily have long been vocal about women’s rights – addressing the crowd outside of the Capitol building yesterday before the mass arrests, they said:

A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.