Rosario Dawson who has been one of the more politically active celebrities was recently arrested during a demonstration on Capital Hill last Friday along with several dozen other protesters. Dawson was given a $50 fine for crowding and obstruction before being released from police custody.
According to a report from The Guardian, the protesters had been warned repeatedly by the U.S. Capitol police before they were eventually arrested and taken into custody. Dawson is not expected to appear before court.
“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,” Dawson said of the event and following arrests.
Despite the arrest, Dawson remained very respectful of the police. She said,
“The police were really great with us, really lovely,” Dawson said. “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 recognize 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 has previously worked with Voto Latino and she makes appearances each year at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. She mostly recently introduced Bernie Sanders at one of his political rallies.
As for her acting roles, Dawson is most recently appeared as Claire Temple in the Marvel and Netflix shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones and upcoming Luke Cage.