October 5, 2018 10:31 am

Amy Schumer among 302 arrested at Brett Kavanaugh protests

WATCH: U.S. Capitol Police said 302 were arrested inside the Capitol building on Thursday - among them comedian Amy Schumer, a distant relative of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as hundreds of demonstrates marched on Washington to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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Comedian Amy Schumer was among more than 300 people arrested Thursday at a protest against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C.

The Trainwreck actress took part in the #CancelKavanaugh event on Capitol Hill, which took place a day before the Senate will begin voting on whether or not to confirm U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee.

Tensions have been high at the Capitol with opponents of Kavanaugh, including survivors of sexual assault, confronting senators in the halls and holding vigils across the street at the Supreme Court.

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Dr Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27. She accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in 1982. Kavanaugh denies the accusation.

“No matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down,” Schumer said during the protests. “We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.”

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Schumer filmed a video for another protester’s daughter while at the Senate building in which she says: “I think we’re going to get arrested.”

In another video, a law enforcement official asks Schumer and other protesters if they want to be arrested. Schumer nods and says “yes.”

The Hill reported that instead of handcuffs, protesters were given different coloured bracelets by police.

The outlet also reported that Schumer had pink bracelets and when asked what they were for, she jokingly said, “For drinking.”

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Model Emily Ratajkowski was arrested along with Schumer.

Ratajkowski held a sign that read, “Respect female existence or expect our resistance.”

(L to R) Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski; actress and comedian Amy Schumer; and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) join the Brett Kavanaugh U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Protest in front of the Supreme Court on October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

Several photos have emerged of Schumer and Ratjakowski being escorted by police officers, with many other protesters.

Comedian Amy Schumer (L) is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh October 4, 2018 at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Comedian Amy Schumer waits to be led away after being arrested during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh October 4, 2018. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Comedian Amy Schumer, in green, is led away after she was arrested with other demonstrators during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault,” Ratajkowski tweeted. “Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.”

Schumer and Ratajkowski appeared together in the 2018 movie I Feel Pretty.

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Last week, Schumer tweeted that she refused to accept Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court judge.

“We #BelieveSurvivors and refuse to accept Brett Kavanaugh as our next Supreme Court Justice. Join us in making our voices heard Friday at noon local time. Find or host an event near you: cancelkavanaugh.com,” Schumer tweeted.

Earlier on Thursday, Schumer addressed the protesters, saying, “That’s what we’re going to do: We’re going to keep showing up and no matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down. We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying ‘Women don’t matter.’ Let’s stay together. Let’s fight. Let’s keep showing up.”

—With a file from the Associated Press

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