Actress and activist Rosario Dawson became the center of attention as she was performing her civic duty during this weekend’s Democracy Spring protest at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, April 16th, the 36-year-old Top Five star was arrested, ticketed and eventually released while sporting a jacket reportedly bearing the likeness of Democratic presidential candidate U.S. senator Bernie Sanders. The protests, which included a march and mass sit-ins, were intended to bring awareness to restrictive voter identification laws and bring light to the corruption “big money” in politic causes. Her arrest came just days after appearing in Syracuse on Tuesday to support Sanders.
Dawson kept her cool during a YouTube video which captured authorities confiscating her belongings and their demands for her to move. Like over 400 protesters arrested this week, Dawson received a $50 citation and was charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding after crossing police lines according to reports from ET. She was not handcuffed or taken into custody, which she believes police may have been reluctant to do so because of her celebrity status.
She was also arrested in 2004 for protesting former President George W. Bush. Dawson isn’t showing any signs of halting her presence in the protests as she was seen back in action taking part in a march for Sanders in New York City the day after her release. Read more at RollingOut.com.