Amy Schumer among 302 arrested for Senate office protests on Kavanaugh

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Published: Oct. 4, 2018 at 6:42 PM CDT
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Comedian Amy Schumer was among a group of Kavanaugh protesters that were arrested at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C.

U.S. Capitol Police said that 302 people were arrested Thursday for illegally protesting inside the Senate office buildings against the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

The protesters had originally planned to protest on the Capitol steps. However, after police blockaded the steps, protesters headed to the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.

The vast majority of the arrests - 293 - took place on the Hart atrium floor. Another nine people were arrested for another demonstration on the fourth floor of the adjacent Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Videos posted on social media showed comedian Amy Schumer, who spoke earlier at an anti-Kavanaugh rally, apparently being arrested. Model Emily Ratajkowski said on Twitter that she was also detained and arrested.