Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski arrested at Brett Kavanaugh protest

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Organizers initially planned for protesters to then make their way to the East Steps of the Capitol, where they were to hold a "direct action", but US Capitol Police barricaded the building, forcing protesters into nearby Senate office buildings.

One video shows a police officer asking Schumer if she wants to be arrested. "Cop asks 'Do you want to be arrested?' Schumer: 'Yes'".

Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested on Thursday.

"She loves you very much".

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The nominee has been accused of sexual assault by professor Christine Blasey Ford.

'Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power'.

The comedian, 37, was among dozens of demonstrators detained in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Thursday, including model Emily Ratajkowski. Kavanaugh has come under fire for a number of sexual assault allegations since his recommendation by Donald Trump to the highest court in the land, drawing outrage across the country as Republicans push to confirm a man accused by multiple women of sexual wrongdoings. Though she posted a joke-y photo of herself en route to D.C. for the protests, she also took a moment to get serious.

"No matter how this goes, they can not keep us down", Schumer, 37, said during the protest, Variety reports.

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Ratajkowski concluded: 'I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men'.

Police had shut down the Capitol Building in advance of the protest, prompting participants to gather in the Hart building instead, according to Women's March which reportedly organised the protest.

Earlier in the day, the actresses protested alongside Sen. "Let's keep showing up!"

"I am angry on behalf of women who have been told to sit down and shut up one time too many", Sen.

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