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Emily Ratajkowski’s powerful statement after being arrested at Brett Kavanaugh protest

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski (C) and actress and comedian Amy Schumer (R) join the Brett Kavanaugh U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Protest in front of the Supreme Court on October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

“Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power,” insists Ratajkowski.

Emily Ratajkowski refuses to be silenced.

The model has confirmed that she was arrested on Thursday (4 Oct) while taking part in a protest against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Joined by Trainwreck actress and comedian Amy Schumer, Ratajkowski marched alongside scores of demonstrators at the #CancelKavanagh event at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., which took place a day before the Senate will start voting on whether or not to confirm Republican President Donald Trump’s nominee.

They were later apprehended by police, as shown in footage aired by CNN and several other news outlets, and allegedly detained – a report which Ratajkowski has since confirmed via her own Instagram feed.

Explaining that she was “arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault,” she insisted: “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.”

Schumer, similarly, shared photos from the protest on her own feed.

She captioned hers simply: “This today, then #ERA” 

The protest comes just hours after the FBI sent the Senate Judiciary Committee a report following its week-long investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct against the Kavanaugh, which he has vehemently denied.

According to Fox News’ summary of the report, released by the Republican committee majority, FBI agents interviewed 10 people and reached out to 11, focusing only on witnesses with potential first-hand knowledge of alleged sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh.

“The FBI provided to the Senate 12 detailed FD-302 reports summarizing their interviews with the witnesses as well as supporting materials cited by the witnesses during their interviews,” the summary reads.

The news outlet adds that any individuals directly related to the allegations of Julie Swetnick, who claimed in a sworn statement that she had witnessed Kavanaugh participating in systemic gang rapes decades ago, remain notable absent from the witness list.

Democrats have slammed the probe as not being comprehensive enough.

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