Marching through Capitol Hill, protesters infiltrated the Hart Senate Office Building today to rally against the vote on Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination to the Supreme Court. The peaceful protests, which started at the Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse and made their way to the Supreme Court building, led to the Senate offices where many women were detained to be arrested—including both Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski.
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— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 4, 2018
Before entering the Senate Building, Schumer and Ratajkowski joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York to address crowds outside of the Supreme Court. Gillibrand told protesters that the FBI had not taken their investigation into Kavanaugh seriously. “It was not intended to get to the bottom of this. It was not intended to find the truth. It was intended to be a cover, a cover for those who don’t want to look at the truth,” she said.
Both Ratajkowski and Schumer then went on to the Senate building where they joined along hundreds more Anti-Kavanaugh protestors. In a video sent to the daughter of a fellow protester, Schumer reveals, “I think we’re going to get arrested.”
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MY MOM AND AMY SCHUMER ARE GETTING ARRESTED TOGETHER AND AMY SAID HI TO ME pic.twitter.com/AqZUBUxUrd
— Z (@Theboldtype_z) October 4, 2018
Soon after, police began arresting protesters one by one and brought EmRata and Schumer to a line of detainees waiting to be arrested.
— ?Ellen Lovelidge? (@djlilelle) October 4, 2018
— TracieEganMorrissey (@TracieMorrissey) October 4, 2018
On Twitter, EmRata shared the experience along with a photo of her carrying a sign which read Respect Female Existence Or Expect Our Resistance. 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.”
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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. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018
The FBI concluded its investigation into Brett Kavanaugh today, leaving many unsatisfied with its lack of depth. The Senate vote on Kavanaugh is expected to take place tomorrow, with final votes likely taking place on Saturday.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.