On Friday, Rosario Dawson was arrested and released in Washington, DC, while at the Democracy Spring protest. The purpose of the protest was to challenge corruption in politics. The 36-year-old actress was apprehended for “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding” during the rally.
On her arrest, she stated,
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.
We were 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 real progressives and people can be going up and running for office and be seen and we can have true options for our leadership.
Dawson was once arrested in 2004 for protesting then president George W. Bush.
She endorsed Barack Obama for re-election in 2012, and is endorsing Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 Democratic Party primaries.