Piper Perabo Arrested at Kavanaugh Hearings for 'Civil Disobedience'

Actress Piper Perabo claimed she was arrested on Tuesday for protesting Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing.

Perabo is best known for her role as Agent Annie Walker in Covert Affairs has appeared in films such as Coyote Ugly, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Prestige, and Looper. She claims she was one of 70 protesters arrested in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for disrupting Kavanaugh's hearing.

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Pictured is Piper Perabo at the Disney ABC Television Group TCA Summer Press Tour on August 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Perabo protested at the Kavanaugh Senate hearings on Tuesday. Mike Windle/Getty Images

"I was just arrested for civil disobedience in the Kavanaugh hearings," she tweeted on Tuesday. "Many citizens before me have fought for the equal rights of women. I can't be silent when someone is nominated to the Supreme Court who would take our equal rights away."

Perabo included a video of protestors being removed from the hearing room after they interrupted the proceedings, holding up signs and demanding senators not vote to confirm Kavanaugh, who was nominated by President Donald Trump for the Supreme Court. The women urge senators to "be a hero" and "please vote no" as they are escorted out of the room.

Perabo has been outspoken about her politics both on Twitter and off. "I disrupted the Senate Kavanaugh hearings this morning because Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator in a felony criminal investigation [and] shouldn't be allowed to nominate a Justice til that is resolved," she tweeted on Tuesday. "[Especially] Kavanaugh who believes the President is above the law."

Dozens of protestors besides Perabo were arrested on Tuesday after heckling Kavanaugh and senators during the proceedings. They urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to adjourn the hearing before they were removed by Capitol Hill police.

Police say they responded to "numerous incidents of unlawful demonstration activities within Senate Office Buildings today that were associated with the first day of hearings held by the Senate Judiciary Committee" according to a statement made by police, CNN reported on Tuesday. Seventy-one protestors were arrested in total. Sixty-one were charged with disorderly conduct in one office building, while nine others were removed from a different building. Charges include "unlawful demonstration" and "crowding, obstructing or incommoding."

It's unclear if Perabo remains detained or has been charged. Representatives of Perabo did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

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