Who knew Rosario Dawson was such a rebel! The 36-year-old actress was handcuffed by police and taken away from the Democracy Spring rally in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 15, and it was all caught on video — watch it here!
Rosario Dawson, who is a big Bernie Sanders supporter, was among dozens of people arrested at Capitol Hill on Friday, April 15. She was taking part in the Democracy Spring rally, which is one big protest for all sorts of causes.
It’s not clear why Rosario was arrested, but police told TMZ about 100 people were arrested on Friday, “mostly for crowding or obstructing.” Rosario was said to be with a group of people protesting the corruption of big money in politics.
Rosario was briefly detained, and she’ll be required to pay a $50 fine, according to The Guardian. In the last five days, more than 800 people were arrested for staging sit-ins on the steps of Congress.
After the arrest, Rosario said police warned her several times before cuffing her. “I wanted personally to be in solidarity with the other folks who put themselves on the line and really just to bring attention to this because I think that’s just vitally important,” Rosario told The Guardian. “The police were really great with us, really lovely. I have to say that is not the case for so many people: Dreamers, Black Lives Matter activists, so many people are not seeing this kind of courageousness … I hope that officers across the nation can take heed of that and recognize that the peaceful protests that are going around the nation should also be treated in the same way as we are being treated today.”
She added, “We’re putting ourselves on the line for what a lot of people across America and I think across the planet really want to be able to see happen in America, which is one person, one vote, and to really take the money out of politics so that we can have fair elections where … we can have true options for our leadership, which we have not been able to see.”
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