Model Emily Ratajskowki took to social media after her arrest for protesting against Brett Kavanaugh in the U.S. Capitol, proudly telling her followers why she demonstrated.
Ratajskowki was arrested along with Amy Schumer while protesting against Supreme Count nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the Hart Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
She took to Instagram after the arrest writing: ‘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.’
She goes on to say that Kavanaugh being confirmed as a justice on the Supreme court is a message to women in the US that they do not matter.
Ratajkowski concluded: ‘I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.’
Not backing down: Emily took to social media to explain what had happened as she wrote ‘I demand a government that supports women as much as men’
Dynamic duo: The two stars looked unafraid of the consequences
The 37-year-old actress and 27-year-old model were among the dozens taken into custody at the demonstration. The duo know each other after starring alongside one another in Schumer’s movie I Feel Pretty.
There was a video of Schumer’s detainment posted onto social media as an officer asked if she wanted to be arrested as the comedienne answered with a swift ‘yes.’
Amber Heard was another celebrity exercising her right to free speech as she was also in the nation’s capital.
No word yet on if the 32-year-old actress was also arrested at the protest.
She also took to social media to share a snap with the message: ‘Proud to be here with so many incredibly brave survivors and proud people who care about this nation in such an important time.’
Making a stand! Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajskowki were among those arrested while protesting against Supreme Count nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC
Dozens of anti-Kavanaugh activists sat down in protest in the courtyard of the Hart Building on Capitol Hill, while outside hundreds mobbed the Supreme Court to proclaim their opposition to Donald Trump’s nominee for it.
The impassioned fight over Kavanaugh’s nomination has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters.
United States Capitol Police have arrested dozens of protesters in recent days and stepped up their presence in Capitol hallways.
Some Republican senators have expressed unease over protesters who have confronted them at their Senate offices, restaurants, airports and even their homes.
Ouch: There was a video posted on social media of the 37-year-old comedienne agreeing to an arrest
Kavanaugh’s confirmation has been in limbo since an FBI investigation was ordered on Friday to look into the multiple sexual assault allegations against him.
Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed, trying to rip off her clothes and covering her mouth when she screamed while they two of them were teenagers at a party in the 1980s.
Debra Ramirez claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a dorm party at Yale University, thrust his penis in her face and forced her to touch it when she pushed him away.
Julie Swetnick claims Kavanaugh and his Georgetown Prep pal Mark Judge were part of a group of guys who drugged and gang raped women.
Kavanaugh has denied all allegations.
Empowered: Amber Heard was another celebrity exercising her right to free speech as she was also in the nation’s capital
Exercising her First Amendment rights! The 32-year-old actress posted this snap with an empowering message