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Amy Schumer among those arrested at Kavanaugh protest

Amy Schumer was arrested Thursday while protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination at the Hart Senate Office Building.

The comedian was one of hundreds of protesters taking part in a massive demonstration against President Trump’s embattled Supreme Court pick.

{mosads}The “Trainwreck” star — who’s a cousin of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) — told The Hill that she was being arrested.

Schumer also filmed a video while at the Senate building, saying, “I think we’re going to get arrested.”

Another clip from the protest shows a law enforcement official asking Schumer, 37, and other demonstrators if they want to be arrested. 

“Yes,” Schumer nods in response.

Instead of zip-tie handcuffs, the protesters were given different colored bracelets by police. Asked by a reporter for The Hill what her pink bracelets were for, Schumer responded, “for drinking.”

Model Emily Ratajkowksi also was arrested and seen standing alongside Schumer.

A Capitol Police spokeswoman didn’t immediately return ITK’s request for comment.

Schumer also participated in a celebrity-filled anti-Kavanaugh protest earlier on Thursday outside of the Supreme Court.

The comedian has been a vocal opponent of Kavanaugh’s nomination, tweeting last week:

Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party more than 30 decades ago. Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.

—Melanie Zanona contributed. Last updated at 5:32 p.m.

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