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Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski arrested in anti-Kavanaugh protests

07 October 2018

Several hundred demonstrators, including model Emily Ratajkowski and actress Amy Schumer, was arrested Thursday in the office of one of the houses included in the complex of the Senate of the U.S. Congress.

It is thought up to 300 activists took to the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to protest against Kavanaugh's nomination for Supreme Court Judge.

She also held a protest sign that read, "We believe Anita Hill".

Schumer previously wrote on Twitter: "We #BelieveSurvivors and refuse to accept Brett Kavanaugh as our next Supreme Court Justice".

"So, I went over to Amy and said, 'my daughter loves you so would it be ok if I took a picture with you?" .

Ratajkowski posted a photo of her during the protest on her Instagram announcing that she has been arrested.

A second video, apparently filmed by Schumer herself and sent to a woman who posted it online, sees the comedian say: Hi Zola, I'm here with your mom. "I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men".

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Fifteen minutes later, MSNBC reported that Schumer is being "detained with other anti-Kavanaugh protesters", though it's unclear what that means legally.

Schumer added that she wasn't wearing a bra, either.

Schumer had also addressed protesters earlier in the day saying: "That's what we're going to do: We're going to keep showing up and no matter how this goes, they can not keep us down".

The nominee has been accused of sexual assault by professor Christine Blasey Ford.

Senators are due to vote on whether he should join the US Supreme Court today, paving the way for a full vote tomorrow.

Two other women have since come forward with alleged separate instances of sexual assault, both of which have been categorically denied by Kavanaugh.

The likelihood of Judge Kavanaugh winning a full Senate vote appeared to increase on Thursday after two Republicans whose backing will be essential gave a positive account of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry.

Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski arrested in anti-Kavanaugh protests