Amy Schumer & Emily Ratajkowski Get Detained While Protesting Brett Kavanaugh Vote

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Oct. 5 2018, Updated 2:48 p.m. ET

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Both Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski have been very active in politics, particularly women’s issues for years, including speaking vocally about #MeToo in Hollywood. Now ahead of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination vote, the celebrities joined forces on Capitol Hill Thursday, October 4 to #BelieveSurvivors who accused the judge of sexual assault.

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In a speech during the rally, Amy said, “We’re going to keep showing up. And no matter how this goes, they can not keep us down.”

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She continued to say, “A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.

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Amy, 37, was reportedly arrested after her speech, and it turns out Emily, 27, was as well. According to CNN, Capitol Police arrested 302 people during the protest.

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She captioned a photo on Instagram, “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.”

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Emily continued, “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.”

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