Comedian and actress Amy Schumer was reportedly detained by Washington D.C. police at a rally protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has come under fire for a number of sexual assault allegations since his recommendation by Donald Trump to the highest court in the land, drawing outrage across the country as Republicans push to confirm a man accused by multiple women of sexual wrongdoings.
Schumer took part in a rally on Capital Hill on Thursday that started at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, where Kavanaugh works. The rally then moved to the Hart Senate Office Building, where protesters were led one-by-one through the building’s atrium by police as they were detained.
In a video posted on Twitter Thursday, an officer asked Schumer if she wanted to be arrested, implying that she would be detained if she did not leave the premises. She said “yes,” and is seen being led away by officers. The person taking the video, however, seems to have avoided detainment by the police.
As Variety reports, Schumer was among thousands of people who attended the rally and was quoted during the event.
“No matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down,” Schumer said earlier at the protest. “We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.”
Photographers and regular protesters alike noted her appearance.
Actress and model Emily Ratajkowski also protested at the office building on Thursday, according to an Instagram post and message she wrote after Thursday’s events.
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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.
According to MSNBC, Schumer was held with other protesters at the office building after her arrest. She had not addressed the event on social media as of Thursday night.