Rosario Dawson was arrested after being involved in a Democracy Spring protest and was absolutely fine, after her run-in with police officers.
The group has been staging a sit-in at the U.S. Capitol to protest the position of big money in current day politics and restrictive voter identification laws. Dawson was issued a $50 citation for obstruction and crowding after crossing police lines. She was one of 400 members arrested this week.
Dawson was holding up sign that said, “Overturn citizens united.” She explained the situation as such, “Where we sat down actually ended up being a little bit further away, so we ended up getting told multiple times that we were going to be arrested and then they walked away. I think there was maybe a desire to not particularly maybe have me arrested because they didn’t want that to be put out there. So we got up when they walked away and we sat down and we were arrested. I wanted, for me, personally, to be in solidarity with the other folks who put themselves on the line and also just to bring attention to this. The police were really great with us and really lovely, that is not the case for so many people.”
But, Dawson didn’t stop there. On Saturday, she participated in a Democratic march for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in New York City.