Actresses Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajowski are among 302 protesters arrested during Kavanaugh protests

Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajowski were among 300 activists arrested after they stormed the atrium of a senate office building on Monday before staging a sit-down protest.

The demonstrators broke into the Hart Building, one of the Senate’s satellite offices, while calling upon senators to vote down the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Comedian Schumer and model Ratajowski, who recently starred together in film I Feel Pretty, posed for the cameras as they were taken away by Capitol Hill police.

Meanwhile marchers organized by Women’s March and Planned Parenthood also gathered outside the Supreme Court to denounced Judge Kavanaugh.

Just four undeclared senators stand between Kavanaugh and a lifetime post on the Supreme Court, with a procedural vote due at 10.30am on Friday and a final vote potentially scheduled for Saturday.



Those senators are Republicans Jeff Flake (Arizona), Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and red state Democrat Joe Manchin (West Virginia).

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp had also indicated she might vote ‘yes’ on Kavanaugh on Thursday, before confirming that she would vote ‘no’.

As hundreds were taken away in quick cuffs and security was stepped up, Ratajowski and Schumer – whose cousin is Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer – were among those taken into custody.

‘Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault,’ Ratajskowki wrote on Instagram after her arrest.

The model continued: ‘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, 27, concluded: ‘I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.’

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