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Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski arrested in Kavanaugh protests

Amy Schumer Arrested with Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters in D.C.

U.S. Capitol Police said 302 people were arrested as part of Thursday's protests at the Senate office buildings.

Schumer made a speech alongside Ratajkowski about Kavanaugh, saying that "a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying that women don't matter".

Schumer, who identifies as a sexual assault survivor, has been vocal on social media about her opposition to Kavanaugh in recent weeks after three women have accused him of sexual misconduct in separate incidents in the 1980s.

A screengrab shared on Twitter by MSNBC shows Amy and Emily standing against an outside wall with a group of people with police officers standing in front of them.

This is not an argument over whether or not Kavanaugh is guilty of sexual assault; this is an argument that men are still controlling women's bodies. "Let's fight. Let's keep showing up". Over two hundred of those marching were arrested after they began protesting inside a Senate building, including Schumer and Ratajkowski. So the actress tweeted out a long statement defending her. Schumer wrote, sarcastically, "In the "what to wear when being detained for 4 hours on an 87 degree day after a 2 hour march" handbook".

The women were in the US capital on Thursday protesting the possible appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

During the protest, Amy Schumer was captured by MSNBC cameras among the women that were arrested as authorities removed the protesters one-by-one.

Fellow actress Emily Ratajkowski, who was in Schumer's film "I Feel Pretty" and was photographed with the comedian at the rally, tweeted that she was arrested. "One time, the people that were for Kavanaugh wanted to be interviewed, and they said, 'We're only interested in interviewing people against Kavanaugh.' Now, that's a bias that none of you should be proud of".

A vote to confirm President Donald Trump's personal pick to the Supreme Court will be held on Saturday.

"I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said".