Rosario Dawson arrested during Democratic Spring Rally; Daredevil actress shares update on social media
Apr 19, 2016 02:59 AM EDT
Daredevil actress Rosario Dawson was arrested by police on Friday for crowding, obstructing, or incommoding'. Dawson was not handcuffed but was fined $50 after participating in the nonviolent protest in Washington DC.
According to Metro, Dawson joined 400 others in the protest at the Democratic Spring rally that aims to fight against the corruption in US politics. Dawson said that there seemed to be reluctance in the part of the police to arrest her due to her celebrity status.
"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", Dawson said.
"These are really important issues and the people really need them, and we're putting ourselves on the line for what a lot of people across America and across the planet really want to be able to see happen in America", Dawson further stated as reported by ET Online. "Which is one person, one vote and to take the money out of politics, so we can have fair elections with real progressives."
The actress was also vocal about the protest on social media as she posted updates via her Instagram account. Dawson also shared a message about the rally on her Twitter account. According to Inquistr, the group aims to "Save democracy" through their demand in Congress to take action about the legalized corruption in the government and ensure free and fair elections.
Democratic Spring's movement started in April 2 to 11 where thousands marched from Philadelphia to Washington, and continued in April 11 to 18 where they had a peaceful sit-in. Dawson's arrest on Friday was not the first instance that the actress stood by her political views publicly, as she also previously rallied against former President George W. Bush in 2004.