Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski arrested

Stars charged at Kavanaugh protest

by Jennie Kermode

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer Photo: Anna Hanks (@annaustin)

Any Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested today at protests against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, it has emerged. They are understood to have been among 293 protesters charged with crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.

Announcing her arrest on Instagram, Ratajkowski said "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."

"The best tool we have to stop Kavanaugh is our voices," said Schumer the previous week.

Speaking in response to Schumer's arrest, Michael Moore told her "Congrats to you and all the brave people who took over Capitol Hill today."

Crowding, obstructing, or incommoding is a misdemeanour offence which can incur a fins or up to 90 days' imprisonment.

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