Rosario Dawson Arrested at Democracy Spring Protest

Rosario Dawson arrested

Rosario Dawson stars in a hit superhero series, but the actress also does her part in being a real-life superhero, which means standing up for what she believes in, regardless of the consequences.

The star was arrested recently while taking a stand political corruption at a Democracy Spring protest, where she was one of over 400 demonstrators who were placed under arrest for “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding”, after crossing police lines during the rally.

The Daredevil actress says she noticed some hesitance from the police before arresting the crowds and feels it could be because they didn’t want to draw attention to themselves by arresting her. “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,” she said.

She continued, “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.”

The actress noted that the police were very kind, but is also aware that her experience could be attributed to her celebrity and urged officers across the nation to treat everyone in the same manner she was treated.

“The police were really great with us, really lovely,” the actress said about her arrest. “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 recognise that the peaceful protests that are going around the nation should also be treated in the same way as we are being treated today.”

Dawson was fined $50 and processed on site.

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