Tension is rife in the US at the moment, as the Senate reviews the FBI's investigation into Brett Kavanaugh to judge whether he's fit to sit on the Supreme Court after being accused of sexual assault by a number of women. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations.
President Trump has openly supported Kavanaugh throughout the review, but many other high profile individuals have come forward to support the women at the centre of the investigation.
Yesterday, during a protest outside the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C, which saw thousands march against Kavanaugh's appointment, mass arrests took place and two people caught up in the action were Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer.
Earlier in the protest, Amy reportedly said:
“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.”
Footage of the pair being detained has been circulated online.
According to reports, 302 protestors were arrested in total, charged with crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.
In a defiant post on Instagram, Emily made her stance very clear. 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. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men."
Lawmakers are expected to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination in the coming days.