Actress Piper Perabo Arrested During Kavanaugh Protest
Actress Piper Perabo, known for her work on the television series Covert Affairs, was arrested with 22 others during a protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“Many citizens before me have fought for the equal rights of women,” Perabo wrote in a tweet on Tuesday. “I can’t be silent when someone is nominated to the Supreme Court who would take our equal rights away.”
The tweet itself included a video that showed the incident.
I was just arrested for civil disobedience in the Kavanaugh hearings.
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.#StopKavanaghpic.twitter.com/f3SG7gmVam
— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) September 4, 2018
Though the actress has yet to go into any more detail on the arrest itself, her Twitter feed is largely dedicated to sharing news about Kavanaugh and the Trump administration at large, suggesting that the Supreme Court nominee’s track record on abortion and his lack of transparency are key issues that led to her protest.
The protests took place on a day in the hearings that would also come to widespread attention for Kavanaugh’s refusal to shake the hand of Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was murdered during the Parkland mass shooting.
Reactions to Perabo’s tweets range from words of support and thanks to mockery.
Kavanaugh’s hearings are expected to continue until the end of Thursday.