Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were arrested today, according to media reports, as dozens of demonstrators were detained during protests over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.
Schumer can be seen in a video posted on Twitter being asked by police whether she wants to be arrested, and answering “Yes.”
It was unclear whether Schumer was in fact arrested or merely detained, but a number of media outlets report that she was arrested.
USA Today reports that Schumer was holding a “We believe Anita Hill” sign and can be seen wearing a green top reading “This today, then #ERA.”
Ratajkowski put up a tweet about her own incident, which you can see below. She wrote: “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.”
“Earlier in the day, Schumer and Ratajkowski attended the #CANCELKAVANAUGH protest outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, with the likes of Lena Dunham and Whoopi Goldberg,” USA Today reports. “At the rally, Schumer fired up demonstrators, saying, ‘Let’s stay together, let’s fight, let’s keep showing up.’ Ratajkowski flanked Schumer on the stage during her speech.”