Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski among more than 300 arrested at Kavanaugh protest

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Comedian Amy Schumer has been detained during a protest against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

A video of Schumer, tweeted by journalist Benny Johnson, showed her answering "Yes" when a police officer asked whether she wanted to be arrested.

She was among thousands of anti-Kavanaugh protesters who rallied outside the Supreme Court and entered a Senate office building, holding signs such as "Believe Survivors" and "Kava-Nope". This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. One Twitter user posted a video shortly before reports emerged of Schumer being arrested of the actress telling the camera, "I think we're going to get arrested".

A representative from the United States Capitol Police, which provided security for the protest, did not return Yahoo Lifestyle's request for comment. Ratajkowski said on social media that she was arrested.

Kavanaugh has denied the sexual misconduct allegations.

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She added, "Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power".

Schumer's message of resistance left the fan she addressed in shock: "MY MOM AND AMY SCHUMER ARE GETTING ARRESTED TOGETHER AND AMY SAID HI TO ME".

Capitol Police around 4 p.m Thursday began arresting an unwieldy mob of some 300 protesters who have staged a sit-in protest inside a Senate office building's atrium.

The nominee has been accused of sexual assault by professor Christine Blasey Ford. "I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men".

Activists from across the US were encouraged to let their voices be heard on Thursday, and thousands showed up to urge the nation's top politicians not to let Kavanaugh take a seat among the country's top judges.

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