Rosario Dawson Arrested While Protesting in a Bernie Sanders Jacket

The actress has been a vocal opponent of Citizens United.

Bernie Saunders supporters
(Image credit: Marie Claire)

Rosario Dawson has come out as one of the biggest celebrity supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign for the presidency and the actress has clearly committed to Sanders' message against corporate interests swaying elections. On Friday Dawson was arrested for protesting in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C., The Guardian reports.

She was even wearing a jacket with Sanders' face and name on the back.

Dawson was protesting alongside Democracy Spring, a group dedicated to overturning the controversial Citizens United Supreme Court ruling which allows big money to strongly influence politics. 

Upon being released, Dawson explained to The Guardian that the police were very cooperative with the protesters and warned Dawson several times before arresting her, but she felt she had to stand her ground: "I wanted personally to be in solidarity with the other folks who put themselves on the line and really just to bring attention to this because I think that's just vitally important." She later added, "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."