Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were detained by police on Thursday, October 4 after they protested Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Washington, D.C.'s Hart Senate Office Building.
This week, a hearing took place to decide if the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh made him unfit to be on the Supreme Court — a lifetime appointment that would solidify his power for years to come.
A video from the protest shows Schumer being approached by a police officer who asks her and another woman if they wanted to be arrested. Schumer says "yes" before she's detained and removed from the building.
Watch the video below.
Shortly after news broke of Schumer's arrest, Ratajkowski took to Twitter to announce she was also arrested for protesting.
She tweeted, "Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power."
Another video, shared by Young People For, shows Schumer giving a speech at the protest and encouraging everyone to keep fighting. She tells listeners to keep showing those in power that Americans won't stand for dangerous men in government.
The protests, which took place across the nation, prefaced the senate vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. Voters were bolstered by Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who testified that Kavanaugh assaulted her 36 years ago. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations despite the multiple women who echoed Ford's claims after she spoke out. Thousands of women gathered at the Hart Senate Office Building to protest and advocate for Ford and all assault survivors.
Schumer and Ratajkowski are far from the only celebrities speaking out against Kavanaugh. SNL even did a skit on why he's unfit, though Matt Damon wasn't the best person to play him.
She even shared her platform with activists so they could speak out and be heard. Check it out in the thread below.
Other high profile individuals have also made it clear they believe Kavanaugh is unfit to lead.
However, on Saturday, October 6, Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice.
As the Huffington Post points out, a third of the men on the Supreme Court have now been accused of sexual misconduct.