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Amy Schumer Detained by Police at Kavanaugh Protest

By TheBlast Staff


Amy Schumer was detained by police while protesting the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday.

The comedian, along with model/actress Emily Ratajkowski, joined thousands of protestors on Capitol Hill outside the Hart Senate Office Building to voice their opposition to the Supreme Court nominee.

A reporter for The Daily Caller tweeted a video from the protest showing a police officer ask Schumer if she wanted to be arrested – she curtly replied, "Yes."

In another video, Schumer was talking directly to someone's camera and said, "Hi Zola, I'm here with your mom. She loves you very much, I think we're about to get arrested."

Ratajkowski detailed her experience on Instagram, writing, "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. 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."

Amy Schumer and many others were detained and lined up on a wall as police officers began to escort protestors away from the building, according to MSNBC.

The Cancel Kavanaugh protest took place amid a heavily-criticized FBI probe into the sexual assault allegations levied against the potential Justice.


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